mail-expire(1) program to extract outdated messages from mbox files


mail-expire  AGE FILE [FILES...]


mail-expire is a small tool whose only purpose is to help on keeping the size of multiple mailboxes as small as needed (by moving outdated messages).

The old messages are compressed with gzip and stored in the file with the name <MBOXNAME>.<MONTH>_<YEAR>.gz.


If an existing archive file with the expected filename is found, another filename is to be choosen. For example: <MBOXNAME>(NUMBER).<MONTH>_<YEAR>.gz.
-t DIR
Specify a different target directory for storing expired mailbox files. Default is the current directory.
Drop the old messages. No backup will be made, be careful with this option.


This manual page was written by Eduard Bloch [email protected] for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.