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,
deletes a folder and its messages without asking for confirmation.
If you specify the
asks if you are sure before deleting the folder. You are advised to use this
option, since when
deletes a folder its contents are
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.
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.