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rmf(1)								       rmf(1)



NAME

  rmf -	remove folder (only available within the message handling system, mh)

SYNOPSIS

  rmf [+folder]	[-help]	[-[no]interactive]

OPTIONS

  -help
      Prints a list of the valid options to this command.

  -interactive

  -nointeractive
      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 delet-
      ing the folder. You are advised to use this option, since	when rmf
      deletes a	folder its contents are	lost irretrievably.

DESCRIPTION

  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 .mh_profile 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.






PROFILE	COMPONENTS

  Path:	To determine the user's	Mail directory



EXAMPLES

  This example shows how rmf asks for confirmation when	the -interactive
  option is used:

       % rmf -interactive +test
       Remove folder "test"? y

FILES

  $HOME/.mh_profile
      The user profile.

SEE ALSO

  rmm(1)