|6.2.6. Script and data files|
In addition to the programs, INN requires several scripts. For example, one script starts the server when the machine boots while another prunes the log files and runs expire every night. Many of these scripts can be used as-is until you get a feel for how INN works. INN also requires several data files. One specifies what sites feed you news, another what sites you feed, and so on. INN cannot provide these, other than giving sample entries. You'll probably find that writing these files will be the hardest part of your installation. Prototypes for all these files are provided in the samples directory. Your modified copies should be maintained in the site directory. By splitting things up this way, official updates will never wipe out any changes you have made. To create the initial set of files, do the following: cd $inn/site make all See below for an explanation of each file.
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[Copyright: 1991 Rich Salz, 1996 Internet Software Consortium]