[Mailman-Users] cleaning up archives

Jim Popovitch jimpop at rocketship.com
Sun Mar 23 23:24:03 CET 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonas Meurer
> Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 2:13 PM
> What's the difference between edit
> mailman/archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox and deleting all
> posts

nothing if you are looking to purge all emails.  It is possible to edit
listname.mbox and remove only some posts (i.e: everything older than 6
months) and recreate the archive from the remaining data.  I mistook your
earlier email to imply that you wanted to retain some data since arch is
used to recreate an archive from an existing .mbox file.

If you want to remove all archives then you can "rm -r
mailman/archives/private/listname*" with no need to run arch.

-Jim P.

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