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rmf(1)									rmf(1)

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

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

       Prints a list of the valid options to this command.  Asks for confirma‐
       tion before deleting a folder. By default, rmf deletes a folder and its
       messages without asking for confirmation.  If you specify the -interac‐
       tive  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

       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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