bulletin-expire - remove bulletins created by maildir-bulletin
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.
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
This program, it’s manual page, and the Debian package were written by
Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 http://doc.coker.com.au/projects/maildir-