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These articles summarize some frequently-asked questions (and answers) about the trn newsreader and associated programs such as Pnews and Rnmail. Trn was written by Wayne Davison <email@example.com> who often answers questions about it in news.software.readers. As he describes it, "Trn is Threaded RN -- a newsreader that uses an article's references to order the discussions in a very natural, reply-ordered sequence called threads. Having the replies associated with their parent articles not only makes following the discussion easier, but also makes it easy to backtrack and (re-)read a specific discussion from the beginning. Trn also has a visual representation of the current thread in the upper right corner of the header, a thread/subject/article selector, etc. It is based on rn, so it has all of rn's power and extensibility and a lot more." Part 1 deals with basic questions on configuring and using trn; Part 2 has information on more advanced usage questions. You may also be interested in the "rn KILL file FAQ" (See Subject: OODA below to find it) for information regarding killfiles. Trn calls killfiles "memorized commands" as it extends the capability quite beyond simply killing undesired subjects. This FAQ is maintained by Peter J. Kappesser <Peter_Kappesser@promail.com> and is archived at <URL:ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.software.readers/>. Anyone wishing to take over maintenance, please write. OVERVIEW > Subject: OWDB: Where do I begin? > Subject: OODA: What other documentation is available? > Subject: OCNN: How does trn compare to other popular newsreaders like nn? > Subject: OLVW: What's the latest version of trn and where can I get it? * Subject: OPFV: What's planned for future versions? CONFIGURATION AND OPTIONS > Subject: CUCF: How do I use a configuration file for trn? > Subject: CSKF: I hate the way trn saves its killfiles! How can I change it? > Subject: CSNG: How can I configure trn to keep from asking me to subscribe > to new newsgroups? > Subject: CSRP: Can I get rid of the "hit return" prompts? > Subject: CCHL: How can I customize my header lines? > Subject: CWHT: Where can I find some hints and configuration examples? > Subject: CVNF: How can I use various .newsrc with trn? > Subject: CMLV: How can I make Pnews and Rnmail less verbose? > Subject: CSGD: How can I set a save directory for a group that's not the > same as the name of the group? USAGE > Subject: UKAN: Trn suddenly keeps asking about new newsgroups! > Subject: URJA: Whoops, I hit "n" before I was done reading an article. How > can I see it again? > Subject: UGNG: Is there a way to go to a particular newsgroup more easily > than typing "g incredibly.long.newsgroup.name"? > Subject: UAST: How can I automagically SELECT a thread instead of KILLING it? > Subject: USMR: How can I keep track of replies to my posts? > Subject: USST: Is there an easy way to save a specific thread, without > saving others I've also selected but haven't read yet? > Subject: USPW: How can I select articles which contain a particular word > in the body? > Subject: USSP: How to select based on my script that processes an article? > Subject: USNA: How can I see only the new articles in trn? > Subject: USNF: My .newsrc is huge, and I only read a couple dozen groups! > How can I cut it down? > Subject: UJCA: What happens when I junk a crossposted article? > Subject: USSS: How can I automatically select ONLY articles with > specific subjects?