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       bulletin-expire - remove bulletins created by maildir-bulletin


       bulletin-expire [files]


       This  program  is  used  to  expire  bulletins  created by the maildir-
       bulletin program. It is designed to be run as root, but if  root  isn’t
       the  adminsitrative  account  for email then it could be run as another
       user. For example if you have all mail storage as user  mail  then  you
       should probable run this program as user mail too.


       The  default  mode  of operation is to check the expiry time set in the
       bulletins and after removing all links to a bulletin file it will  move
       the bulletin to the removed subdirectory of the bulletins directory.

       If  you specify one or more file names on the command line then it will
       process them instead, however if you specify the files it will not move
       the files it will just remove links to them.


       /var/log/bulletin.log /var/log/bulletin.err


              The main directory for config files.

              Temporary  directory  for sed input - do not make this a link to
              /tmp, it must be a directory that is only writable by root.

              Where the bulletin files are stored.


       If the expiry date contains a month greater than 12 or  a  day  greater
       than  the  number of days in the month this won’t be taken as an error.
       Month 13 means that it won’t expire until the next year, day  32  means
       it won’t expire until the next month.  Maybe someone will consider this
       a feature.


       This program, it’s manual page, and the Debian package were written  by
       Russell  Coker  <>  while  under  contract  to  Cap
       Gemini.  I had to re-write their bulletin program  anyway  so  it  made
       sense to do it properly and release it as open source.


       The  source is available from