expirerm is a script that removes a list of files. The specified file lists the files to be removed. It is usually created by expire -z. This file is sorted, and then fed into a pipeline responsible for doing the removal, normally fastrm. (You may want to edit expirerm to change the flags passed to fastrm.)
If there seemed to be a problem removing the files, then a mail is sent to the news administrator. If there were no problems, then file is renamed to pathlog/expire.list where it is kept (for safety) until the next time expiration is done.
Written by Landon Curt Noll <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rich
$alz <email@example.com>. Converted to POD by Julien Elie.
expire(8), fastrm(1), newslog(5).
fastrm(1), news.daily(8), newslog(5), rc.news(8).