Expunge and remove news articles
rmnews [ -C config-file ]
rmnews reads article data from the standard input. It then expunges and removes the listed articles. rmnews is designed to be used by InterNetNews to remove canceled, superseded, and expired news articles.
The input is processed as an INN expirerm(8) file listing or an INN cancel stream written as a ``WC’’ entry in the newsfeeds(5) file. This data consists of lines of text, each containing a list of relative article pathnames, with a single space between entries. If a listed file is contained in an IMAP news mailbox, it is expunged out of that mailbox. In any case, each listed file is unlinked.
rmnews reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file unless specified otherwise by -C. The optional
specifies a prefix to be prepended to newsgroup names to make the
corresponding IMAP mailbox names. The required
option specifies the pathname prefix to the IMAP news mailboxes. The
partition-news concatenated with the
dots-to-slashes-converted value of
newsprefix must be the pathname
of the news spool directory.