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Remove articles that have been expired


expirerm file


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 <chongo@toad.com> and Rich $alz <rsalz@uunet.uu.net>.  Converted to POD by Julien Elie.

See Also

expire(8), fastrm(1), newslog(5).

Referenced By

fastrm(1), news.daily(8), newslog(5), rc.news(8).

2022-07-10 INN 2.7.1 InterNetNews Documentation