expirerm - Remove articles that have been expired
is a script that removes a list of files. The specified
lists the files to be removed. It is usually created by expire
. This file is sorted, and then fed into a pipeline responsible for
doing the removal, normally fastrm
. (You may want to edit
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
/expire.list where it is kept (for safety) until the next time
expiration is done.
Written by Landon Curt Noll <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rich $alz
<email@example.com>. Converted to POD by Julien Elie.
$Id: expirerm.pod 8573 2009-08-18 13:49:54Z iulius $