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Kill files are great for shutting out posts you do not wish to read in
a high-noise group like s.c.j. This instruction is for rn(1) and
trn(1) only. If you use another newsreader, check the manuals for
instructions.

    In all of the examples below, strings for searches, those inside
slash (/) characters may be regular expressions like those used in
ed(1).  Searches are generally NOT case sensitive.

    When reading articles from any newsgroup, control-K allows you to
edit the KILL file for that newsgroup (note: that's control-SHIFT-k.)

To discard articles with subject lines matching a string, add a line
like

    /unwanted topic/:j

the string within the slash characters is searched for on all article
subject lines, and when found, the command 'j' (junk the article) is
executed.  If you add a ':=' to the end of the command it will
print that subject line so you can go back and read it anyway if you
like.

    /unwanted topic/:j:=

To discard articles cross posted to a particular newsgroup, add a line like

    /Newsgroups:.*bad.group.name/h:j:=

to be strictly correct, you would add a backslash (\) before
the dots in the group name, but this is usually OK.

To discard articles from a particular author, add a line like

    /From:.*Author Name/h:j:=

or this works in my version of trn

    /Author Name/f:j:=

This looks for the author's name as it's reported in the article header.
The name can be either the real name or e-mail address.

More detailed information can be found in the man page on rn(1) or trn(1).

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