Re: expiring old messages

From: sterling stoudenmire <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 07:20:31 -0600
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i believe eudora lite from qualcomm does that?

At 02:59 AM 3/17/99 -0500, Craig A Summerhill wrote:
>On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Eric Kimminau <> wrote:
>> Is there a way to do something like, say, delete or archive all
>> messages more than 12 months old, or a better way to re-index .html
>> files than:
>> whack all the old stuff
>> convert *.html to mbox file
>> rm *.html
>> convert mbox to .html
>Well, don't throw away the old mbox files when you're done converting
>them into HTML.
>The raw text doesn't take that much disk space - I've got nearly ten
>years worth of archives from some 300 lists (currently 300, there are
>only about 10 or 12 that run back the full decade) stored in about
>300 MB of disk. The mbox files are broken into directories for each
>list and files for monthly segments of the archive.
>Then, when I want to reindex, I use a .hmrc file which has:
> hm_overwrite = "1"
>There is a front-end script which (a) runs manually or from the
>crontab, (b) concatenates monthly mbox files into a temporary work file
>(quarterly or annually -- based upon the volume of mail in the list),
>(c) runs hypermail against the temporary work file, and (d) uses the
>'-d' flag to direct the output to a target directory in my web tree.
>If you only want to make the last 12 months (or some other number)
>of the archives available, do something like the above and put a
>routine in before step (b) checks the date and calculates how many
>months of mbox files to concatenate into a temporary file...
> Craig A. Summerhill, Systems Coordinator and Program Officer
> Coalition for Networked Information
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Received on Wed 17 Mar 1999 03:30:28 PM GMT

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