rmm



RMM(1)                                                                  RMM(1)




NAME

       rmm - remove messages


SYNOPSIS

       rmm [+folder] [msgs] [-unlink] [-nounlink]
            [-version] [-help]


DESCRIPTION

       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

            rmmproc:  /home/coleman/bin/rmm_msgs

       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.


FILES

       $HOME/.mh_profile                    The user profile


PROFILE COMPONENTS

       Path:                To determine the user's nmh directory
       Current-Folder:      To find the default current folder
       rmmproc:             Program to delete the message


SEE ALSO

       refile(1), rmf(1)


DEFAULTS

       `+folder' defaults to the current folder
       `msgs' defaults to cur
       `-nounlink'


CONTEXT

       If a folder is given, it will become the current folder.


BUGS

       Since refile uses your rmmproc to delete the message, the rmmproc  must
       NOT  call refile without specifying `-normmproc', or you will create an
       infinte loop.



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