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EXPIRERM(8) InterNetNews Documentation EXPIRERM(8)


expirerm - Remove articles that have been expired


expirerm file


expirerm is a script that removes a list of files. The specified file lists the files to be removed. It is usually created by expire -z. This file is sorted, and then fed into a pipeline responsible for doing the removal, normally fastrm. (You may want to edit expirerm 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 pathlog/expire.list where it is kept (for safety) until the next time expiration is done.


Written by Landon Curt Noll <> and Rich $alz <>. Converted to POD by Julien Elie.

$Id: expirerm.pod 8573 2009-08-18 13:49:54Z iulius $


expire(8), fastrm(8), newslog(5).
2015-09-12 INN 2.6.3