[Mailman-Users] Clearing Archives

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Sep 20 21:48:30 CEST 2007

Mervyn Kahn wrote:
>I know this was posted some time ago on how to clear out all the archive
>info, I just cannot locate the instructions.
>Can any one please assist.

It depends on what you want to accomplish. If you really want to
irrevocably remove all archived messages for a list, the safest way to
do it is

cd mailmans/installed/directory
cp /dev/null archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox
bin/arch --wipe listname

If you want to clear the web archives, but keep the cumulative mbox,
just do

cd mailmans/installed/directory
bin/arch --wipe listname </dev/null

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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