ezmlm-clean - clean moderation directory
ezmlm-clean [mMrRvV] dir
If dir/modpost exists, ezmlm-clean sends out messages for
timed-out posts in the moderation directory and removes
stubs for rejected and accepted posts for the mailing list
stored in dir. If dir/modpost does not exist, ezmlm-clean
does nothing and exits.
ezmlm-clean reads dir/modtime and extracts a time-out
``time'' in hours from it. If ``time'' is 0 or dir/modtime
is empty or doesn't exist, a default of 120 h is used. If
a time is given, it is limited to the range 24 h to 240 h.
ezmlm-clean then looks through dir/mod/accepted/ and
dir/mod/rejected/ and removes message stubs older than
``time''. ``Time'' is a minimum retention time. Since the
files are processed only when ezmlm-clean is run, the
delay before a message is timed-out may be substantially
longer if the list does not receive many messages.
Message age determined by the time parsed from the file
name, not from the creation time. Thus, there is no good
way to extend the life of the file by e.g. touching it.
Also, files in these directories are not checked for the
proper format. Thus, most non-message files in these
directories will be deleted the first time ezmlm-clean is
For messages in dir/mod/pending/ no action is taken on
read-only files. Messages without the owner execute bit
set are silently removed, as they are the result of incom-
plete ezmlm-store(1) executions. For other messages, a
notification of the time out is sent to the sender, before
the file is removed.
ezmlm-clean logs errors to the mail log. Re-delivery
should be avoided by suffixing any .qmail line invoking
ezmlm-clean with '|| exit 0'.
-m (Default.) The timed-out post is sent as a MIME
-M The timed-out post is appended to the message.
-r (Default.) The timed-out post is returned to
-R The timed-out post is discarded without sender
notification. Note: ezmlm-clean is normally run
from both dir/editor and dir/moderator. To sup-
press sender notification, the switch needs to be
specified for all invocations of ezmlm-clean.
-v Display ezmlm-clean version information.
-V Display ezmlm-clean version information.
If dir/charset exists, ezmlm-clean will use the character
set listed for all messages. Otherwise, the default ``us-
ascii'' will be used. The character set can be suffixed by
``:'' followed by a code. If the code is ``Q'', outgoing
messages are sent as ``Quoted-Printable'', if it is ``B''
they are sent ``base64'' encoded. Otherwise, text is sent
ezmlm-make(1), ezmlm-moderate(1), ezmlm-store(1), ezmlm(5)
© 1994 Man-cgi 1.15, Panagiotis Christias <firstname.lastname@example.org>