[Mailman-Users] old files in the shunt queue directory

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Oct 21 19:45:16 CEST 2005

Steve Lindemann wrote:
>I have 85 files in the shunt queue directory, most dated from 2 thru 4 
>May and a pair dated 25 Aug.  They are all data files, so I can't simply 
>'more' thru them for content.  The few I checked with 'strings' (and the 
>old dates) lead me to believe they can all be trashed.

bin/show_qfiles qfiles/shunt/* | more

>Is it safe to simply delete files from ../mailman/qfiles/shunt?


>I have tried to find out for myself about what shunt is and what I can 
>do with the directory, but there isn't much info available.  All I could 
>find was to run ../bin/unshunt to handle the files.  But I don't want 
>them handled, I want them gone.

If you still have Mailman's error log covering those dates, you should
find a detailed entry for each of the 85 errors that caused those 85
messages to be shunted.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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