Removes messages from active status.
rmm [ + Folder ] [ Messages ]
The rmm command removes messages from active status by renaming them. To rename a message, the system prefaces the current message number with a , (comma). Inactive files are unavailable to the Message Handler (MH) package. However, system commands can still manipulate inactive files.
Note: The rmm command does not change the current message.
Inactive messages should be deleted periodically. An entry can be placed in your crontab file to automatically delete all files beginning with a comma.
|+Folder||Specifies the folder containing the messages to rename.|
|Messages||Specifies the messages to rename. You can specify several
messages, a range of messages, or a single message. Use the following
references to specify a message:
|-help||Lists the command syntax, available switches (toggles), and version
Note: For MH, the name of this flag must be fully spelled out.
The following entries are entered
in the UserMhDirectory/.mh_profile:
|Current-Folder:||Sets the default current folder.|
|Path:||Specifies the UserMhDirectory.|
|rmmproc:||Specifies the program used to remove messages from a folder.|
|$HOME/.mh_profile||Contains the MH user profile.|
|/usr/bin/rmm||Contains the rmm command.|
The crontab command, rmf command.
The .mh_alias file format, .mh_profile file format.
Mail Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks.