There currently no method to sort news groups inside of WinVN. However, you can do this outside of WinVN using some standard DOS command. Here is how to do this:
First, if WinVN is running, exit it. Next go to a DOS session and change into the same directory as your newsrc file (See III.9 for a description). Make a backup copy, just in case Murphy puts in an appearance using the command:
COPY NEWSRC NEWSRC.BAK.
Extract and sort the subscribed groups into a new newsrc file by entering the command string:
TYPE NEWSRC | FIND /V "! " | SORT > NEWSRC.NEW
Sort the unsubscribed groups and add them to the new file by:
TYPE NEWSRC | FIND "! " | SORT >> NEWSRC.NEW
"Install" your sorted file by entering the command:
COPY NEWSRC.NEW NEWSRC
That's it, your news groups are sorted. BTW, you can put these command in
a batch file to simplify the process.
[from Greg Monroe]