rmm - remove messages
rmm [+folder] [msgs] [-unlink] [-nounlink]
By default, rmm will remove the specified messages by renaming the mes-
sage files with preceding commas. Such files will then need to be
removed in some manner after a certain amount of time. Many sites
arrange for cron (8) to remove these files once a day, so check with
your system administrator.
Alternately, if you wish for rmm to really remove the files represent-
ing 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
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.
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.
$HOME/.mh_profile The user profile
Path: To determine the user's nmh directory
Current-Folder: To find the default current folder
rmmproc: Program to delete the message
`+folder' defaults to the current folder
`msgs' defaults to cur
If a folder is given, it will become the current folder.
Since refile uses your rmmproc to delete the message, the rmmproc must
NOT call refile without specifying `-normmproc', or you will create an
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