Directories used

Some important directories used by newsstar are configurable, so their final locations can not be shown in this file. Here is a summary:

Abstract nameTypical locationDescription
CONF_DIR/etc/newsstarHolds main configuration files
RC_DIR/var/lib/newsstarWritable data files, especially newsrc files
INCOMING_DIR/var/spool/newsstar-incomingTemporary holding place for downloaded articles
SPOOL_DIR/var/spool/newsLocal news server's spool directory
OUTGOING_DIR/var/spool/news/outgoingWhere local news server lists outgoing articles
ACTIVE_FILE/var/lib/news/activeINN's or s-news' list of active newsgroups
ARTICLES_DIR/var/spool/news/articlesWhere local server stores newsgroup articles