RMF(1)                                                     RMF(1)

NAME
       rmf - remove an nmh folder

SYNOPSIS
       rmf [+folder] [-interactive] [-nointeractive]
            [-version] [-help]

DESCRIPTION
       Rmf  removes all of the messages (files) within the speci-
       fied (or default) folder,  and  then  removes  the  folder
       (directory) itself.

       If  there  are any files within the folder which are not a
       part of nmh, they will not be removed, and an  error  will
       be  produced.   If  the  folder is given explicitly or the
       `-nointeractive' option is given, then the folder will  be
       removed without confirmation.  Otherwise, the user will be
       asked for confirmation.  If rmf  can't  find  the  current
       folder, for some reason, the folder to be removed defaults
       to `+inbox' (unless overridden  by  user's  profile  entry
       "Inbox") with confirmation.

       If  the  folder  being  removed is a subfolder, the parent
       folder will become the new current folder,  and  rmf  will
       produce  a  message  telling  the  user 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.

       If  rmf  is used on a read-only folder, it will delete all
       the (private) sequences (i.e.,  "atr-seq-folder"  entries)
       for  this  folder  from your context without affecting the
       folder itself.

       Rmf irreversibly deletes messages that  don't  have  other
       links,  so  use  it with caution.  ^$HOME/.mh_profile~^The
       user profile ^Path:~^To determine the user's nmh directory
       ^Current-Folder:~^To   find  the  default  current  folder
       ^Inbox:~^To  find  the  default  inbox  rmm(1)   `+folder'
       defaults  to the current folder, usually with confirmation
       `-interactive' if  +folder'  not  given,  `-nointeractive'
       otherwise  Rmf  will  set the current folder to the parent
       folder if a subfolder is removed; or if the current folder
       is  removed,  it will make "inbox" current.  Otherwise, it
       doesn't change the current folder  or  message.   Although
       intuitively  one would suspect that rmf works recursively,
       it does not.  Hence if you  have  a  sub-folder  within  a
       folder,  in  order  to  rmf the parent, you must first rmf
       each of the children.

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