rmm man page

rmm — remove messages

Synopsis

rmm [+folder] [msgs] [-unlink | -nounlink] [-rmmproc program] [-normmproc] [-version] [-help]

Description

By default, rmm will remove the specified messages by renaming each of the message files with a site-dependent prefix (usually a comma). Such files will then need to be removed in some manner after a certain amount of time. Many sites arrange for cron to remove these files once a day, so check with your system administrator.

Alternately, if you wish for rmm to really remove the files representing these messages, you can use the -unlink switch. But messages removed by this method cannot be later recovered.

If you prefer a more sophisticated method of `removing' messages, you can define the rmmproc profile component. For example, you can add a profile component such as

rmmproc: /home/foouser/bin/rmm_msgs

Then instead of simply renaming the message file, rmm will call the named program or script to handle the files that represent the messages to be deleted. The -rmmproc switch may be used to override this profile component. The -normmproc switch disables the use of any rmmproc profile component and negates all prior -rmmproc switches.

An example of a rmmproc script that saves a message based in its Message-ID is provided in /etc/nmh/rmmproc.messageid. To enable it, simply add a rmmproc component that names it to your profile.

Some users of csh prefer the following:

alias rmm 'refile +d'

where folder `+d' is a folder for deleted messages, and

alias mexp 'rm `mhpath +d all`'

is used to “expunge” deleted messages.

The current message is not changed by rmm, so a next will advance to the next message in the folder as expected.

Files

$HOME/.mh_profileThe user profile

Profile Components

Path:To determine the user's nmh directory
Current-Folder:To find the default current folder
rmmproc:Program to delete the message

See Also

rmf(1)

Defaults

`+folder' defaults to the current folder
`msgs' defaults to cur
`-nounlink'

Context

If a folder is given, it will become the current folder.

Bugs

Since rmm and refile use your rmmproc to delete the message, the rmmproc must NOT call rmm or refile without specifying -normmproc, or you will create an infinite loop.

Referenced By

mhfixmsg(1), nmh(7), refile(1), rmf(1).

March 18, 2013 nmh-1.6