rmf - remove folder (only available within the message
handling system, mh)
rmf [+folder] [-help] [-[no]interactive]
Prints a list of the valid options to this command. Asks
for confirmation before deleting a folder. By default, rmf
deletes a folder and its messages without asking for confirmation.
If you specify the -interactive option, rmf
asks if you are sure before deleting the folder. You are
advised to use this option, since when rmf deletes a
folder its contents are lost irretrievably.
The rmf command removes all of the messages within the
current folder, and then removes the folder itself. If
there are any files within the folder which are not part
of MH, they are not removed, and an error message is displayed.
You can specify a folder other than the current folder by
using the +folder argument. If you do not specify a
folder, and rmf cannot find the current folder,rmf asks
you whether you want to delete +inbox instead.
If the current folder is removed, it makes +inbox current.
Note that the rmf command irreversibly deletes messages
that do not have other links, so use it with caution.
If the folder being removed is a sub-folder, the parent
folder becomes the new current folder, and rmf tells you
that this has happened. This provides an easy mechanism
for selecting a set of messages, operating on the list,
then removing the list and returning to the current folder
from which the list was extracted.
Using rmf to delete a read-only folder deletes the private
sequence and current message information from the file,
without affecting the folder itself. If you have sub-folders
within a folder, you must delete all the sub-folders
before you can delete the folder itself.
Path: To determine the user's Mail directory
This example shows how rmf asks for confirmation when the
-interactive option is used: % rmf -interactive +test
Remove folder "test"? y
The user profile.
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