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rmnews - Unix, Linux Command
rmnews - expunge and remove news articles
Rmnews reads article data from the standard input.
It then expunges and removes the listed articles.
Rmnews is designed to be used by InterNetNews to remove canceled, superseded,
and expired news articles.
The input is processed as an INN
expirerm file listing or an INN cancel
stream written as a WC entry in the
file. This data consists of lines of text, each containing a list of
relative article pathnames, with a single space between entries. If
a listed file is contained in an IMAP news mailbox, it is expunged out
of that mailbox. In any case, each listed file is unlinked.
Rmnews reads its configuration options out of the
file. The optional
newsprefix option specifies a prefix to be prepended to newsgroup names to make
the corresponding IMAP mailbox names.
partition-news option specifies the pathname prefix to the IMAP news mailboxes. The
partition-news concatenated with the dots-to-slashes-converted value of
newsprefix must be the pathname of the news spool directory.