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       expirerm - Remove articles that have been expired


       expirerm file


       expirerm is a script that removes a list of files.  The specified file
       lists the files to be removed.  It is usually created by expire -z.
       This file is sorted, and then fed into a pipeline responsible for doing
       the removal, normally fastrm.  (You may want to edit expirerm to change
       the flags passed to fastrm.)

       If there seemed to be a problem removing the files, then a mail is sent
       to the news administrator.  If there were no problems, then file is
       renamed to pathlog/expire.list where it is kept (for safety) until the
       next time expiration is done.


       Written by Landon Curt Noll <> and Rich $alz
       <>.  Converted to POD by Julien Elie.

       $Id: expirerm.pod 8577 2009-08-18 14:02:02Z iulius $


       expire(8), fastrm(8), newslog(5).