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first time records

Postby axl » Mon May 02, 2011 9:25 am

sorry to be a complete pain but i cant find where i can set first time records
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Re: first time records

Postby DThor » Mon May 02, 2011 9:45 am

Yeah, unfortunately it seemed to have undergone a name change over the years, making it a little confusing if you're an old timer or reading out of date docs. It's in Config/Setup and it's now called Download Age. If you happened to get 'FTR' from the docs somewhere, could you point out from where? It should probably be updated...

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Re: first time records

Postby itimpi » Mon May 02, 2011 9:47 am

That setting has been replaced by the "Download Age" setting on Options->Setup. The setting is now in days which is more meaningful to most users. How newsbin converts that to records under the covers I have no idea, but I guess such details do not really matter.
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Re: first time records

Postby axl » Mon May 02, 2011 9:48 am

if i wanted to set it to grab only the latest 6000 how would i do this?

i got ftr from the old client i was using
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Re: first time records

Postby itimpi » Mon May 02, 2011 10:32 am

You cannot easily get a specific number. Why not simply set the Download Age to 1 day?

If that would be too many - it might be possible to set the Download Age to 0 and then use the Download Special option to download 50000 older headers. I have not tried that so do not know if 0 is a valid value for the Download Age.
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