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6.1.2 Server Commands

The following keybinding are available in the server buffer. Be aware that some of the commands will only work on servers that you’ve added through this interface (with a), not with servers you’ve defined in your init files.

v

The key v is reserved for users. You can bind it to some command or better use it as a prefix key.

a

Add a new server (gnus-server-add-server).

e

Edit a server (gnus-server-edit-server).

S

Show the definition of a server (gnus-server-show-server).

SPC

Browse the current server (gnus-server-read-server).

q

Return to the group buffer (gnus-server-exit).

k

Kill the current server (gnus-server-kill-server).

y

Yank the previously killed server (gnus-server-yank-server).

c

Copy the current server (gnus-server-copy-server).

l

List all servers (gnus-server-list-servers).

s

Request that the server scan its sources for new articles (gnus-server-scan-server). This is mainly sensible with mail servers.

g

Request that the server regenerate all its data structures (gnus-server-regenerate-server). This can be useful if you have a mail back end that has gotten out of sync.

z

Compact all groups in the server under point (gnus-server-compact-server). Currently implemented only in nnml (see Mail Spool). This removes gaps between article numbers, hence getting a correct total article count.

Some more commands for closing, disabling, and re-opening servers are listed in Unavailable Servers.

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