Manual Reference Pages - SNEXPIRE (8)
snexpire - expire news under the
snexpire expires news in the
sn news system, one article file (=10 articles, compile time default)
at a time.
snexpire always leaves behind at least one article file, so that newly
entered articles will have numbers not overlapping previously used
numbers. As an exception if the expiration age is set to 0,
then even this last file will be expired and subsequent article
numbers will start from the beginning.
You will need to be root or own /var/spool/news to run
-v Output a line for each article expired. The format of this line is
the same as for
snexpire expires all
newsgroups named on the command line. Each newsgroup may be preceded by
-exp to control the expiration age.
exp is of the form
# is a number, followed by one of the characters
h,d,w,m,y representing hours, days, weeks, months and years. The default for
-exp is a compile-time fixed. Each
[-exp] applies to the next newsgroup only, any newsgroups after that one
get default treatment unless overridden by another
If this is set and is not empty, the value is used in place of
/var/spool/news, the default news spool directory.
If this exists, its contents are taken to be
exp if not overridden by
-exp on the command line.
|N.B. ||SNEXPIRE,V0.3.8 (8) ||Harold Tay |
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