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       overview.fmt - format of news overview database

       The  file  /var/spool/news/data/overview.fmt specifies the organization
       of the news overview database.  Blank lines and lines beginning with  a
       number  sign  (``#'')  are ignored.  The order of lines in this file is
       important; it determines the order in which the fields will  appear  in
       the database.

       Most  lines will consist of an article header name, optionally followed
       by a colon.  A trailing set of lines can have the word ``full''	appear
       after  the  colon; this indicates that the header should appear as well
       as its value.

       If this file is changed, it is usually necessary to rebuild the	exist‐
       ing  overview  database using expireover(8) after removing all existing
       overview files.

       The default file,  show	below,	is  compatible	with  Geoff  Collyer's
       ``nov''	package:  Subject:  From: Date: Message-ID: References: Bytes:
       Lines: ##  Some newsreaders get better performance if Xref  is  present

       Written	by  Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for InterNetNews.  Intended
       to be  compatible  with	the  nov  package  written  by	Geoff  Collyer
       <geoff@world.std.com>.  This is revision 1.3, dated 1993/03/18.


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