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I'm using Spacemacs on Debian Linux. Each time I start Gnus with SPC a g, it creates a folder ~/News in my home directory. I don't see the point in this, as I only use Gnus to read news via NNTP.

What is this folder good for, and how can I prevent Gnus from creating it?

  • FWIW, all Gnus files/directories derive from the variable gnus-home-directory, so just setting this to, say, user-emacs-directory will move all Gnus files to a less central/intrusive location. – Basil Feb 17 '18 at 11:28
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My ~/News/ folder holds (at least) drafts, cache, score-files, and the file "suppression" containing gnus-dup-list.

I think you can configure Gnus to put the folder somewhere else, but some of the things stored there are integral parts of a news reader, so I don't think you can do without it completely.

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    thanks. probably mine is empty because i apparently don't use Gnus to its full potential yet ;) – andreas-h Jan 23 '16 at 22:24

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