Re: [hypermail] I can't delete messages

From: Micheon Eubanks <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 09:13:37 -0800
Message-ID: <3E720DC1.7090404_at_Sun.Com>

Peter C. McCluskey wrote:

> Micheon.Eubanks_at_Sun.Com (Micheon Eubanks) writes:
>>I entered a specific delete older date and set the delete_level to 0.
>>When I open the web page I see the messages are gone, however when I
>>change the date back the messages reappear. How Do I remove the
>>messages permanently? For instance, I run the archive everyday and I
>>want to remove the messages that were retrieved three days prior.
> I think if you are able to use the incremental mode that would do what
>you want.
> As long as you are sending an mbox to hypermail, I think you either need
>to remove the messages from the mbox or tell hypermail each time which parts
>of the mbox you want deleted.
> Hypermail has no direct support for altering an mbox, but you could use
>the program to generate an mbox from the archive. Doing that
>after using the delete_older would produce an mbox that doesn't contain
>the older messages (but doesn't recreate the original messages
>exactly - it often produces different formatting).

I'm not appending an existing mbox nor do I store one. I can remove the files through a cronjob but hypermail continues to create the index, date, subject... html files for empty directories. Is there a way to edit the code to stop this? I'm not a "C" person but if you tell me where and how these files are being created maybe I can figure out the rest. Received on Fri 14 Mar 2003 07:13:12 PM GMT

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