rmf(1)rmf(1)NAMErmf - remove folder (only available within the message handling system,
SYNOPSISrmf [+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.