My thunderbird newsgroup file (something like
contains lines like:
There’s a two-article “hole” in there that shows up as two unread messages.
Yuck. And I got tired of removing those “holes” by hand. So I wrote a script
1-12446 to remove the holes:
CONFIG_FILE = ('/home/reinout/.thunderbird-3.0/0gahkqdp.default/' + 'News/newsrc-news.gmane.org') def fix_thunderbird(): """Fix the thunderbird newsrc settings The settings sometimes contain lines like:: gmane.comp.python.distutils.devel: 1-12428,12431-12446 There's a two-article 'hole' in there that shows up as two unread messages. This script removes the holes. """ lines = [line.strip() for line in open(CONFIG_FILE).readlines()] print "======= OLD =======" for line in lines: print line print "======= NEW =======" outfile = open(CONFIG_FILE, 'w') for line in lines: if not line: continue newsgroup, messages = line.split(': ') parts = messages.split('-') new = '%s: %s-%s\n' % (newsgroup, parts, parts[-1]) print new, outfile.write(new) outfile.close() if __name__ == '__main__': fix_thunderbird()
Public domain, do with it what you like :-)
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