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A Newsgrouplist editor for LeechGuy
LeechGuy is a pretty
cool and helpfull tool when downloading files from newsgroups, in
particular when using NewsGuy
as a newsserver (DNR/Webinterface based).
The downside is that the list of newsgroups is
- empty at first use of LeechGuy
- not sorted
- not editable (can't delete or sort any groups)
- cumbersome to add a big list of groups
So I created a little program to help me with just that. Basically
it's nothing more than a modified INI editor which I wrote in particular
for use with LeechGuy.
LeechGuy stores the newsgroups in it's INI file.
Note: I wrote this program as a rather quick hack
for helping myself. I found out that some friends of mine tend to
have fun with it too, so I decided to put it up here for download
with a little/brief explanation.
Read the disclaimer!
Where can I get the INI
The editor is FREE and can be downloaded from this website:
or WinRar to unzip
the file. You don't need to follow some complex installation routine to
get things running. Simply double click the file LeechGuyINI.exe.
It might be a good idea though to copy this file to the same directory
as where you have installed LeechGuy,
but that's optional.
Reading the current newsgrouplist
After starting the editor, you will see this window:
Some info on the 6 buttons:
Now click the "Open ini-file" button.
A dialog appears, where you must select the INI
file of LeechGuy.
Locate the LeechGuy.ini
by selecting the directory where you installed LeechGuy.
Select the file and click the "Open"
The Editor will now show all the newsgroups currently
stored in the INI file:
- The wite space area works similar to what you are
used to using Notepad and allows you to type, delete, add etc tekst
- In the upper left corner, you will see which
INI file is being edited, in this example "C:\Program
Files\LeechGuy 2.0 v0.929\LeechGuy.ini".
- The upper right corner shows you the number of newsgroups
read (here: 236).
Newsgroups can be added by:
- Manual entry (use 1 line for each newsgroup!)
- Pasting information retrieved elsewhere
Note: use 1 line for each newsgroup!
An example of an externally retrieved list can
be a list copied from either NewsGuy
or an overview like this one below (You can select this list and paste
it into the editor - a more advanced list is included in the zip
Editing the list
Newsgroups can be edited as if it was a simple notepad
Use the "Sort" button to sort the groups
alphabetical order. This allows you to find a group more rapid in LeechGuy.
Saving the changes
Use the "Save ini-file" for saving
the altered list into the LeechGuy INI file.
use the "Exit" button to quit the program.