How to remove old articles

Miquel van Smoorenburg list-inn-workers at
Thu May 24 14:07:17 UTC 2001

In article <45B2A0BB1870D21180A400A0C94C8E1F01824881 at>,
Alan Baker ( ISC Networks ) <Alan.Baker at> wrote:
>The first thing I notice is that the spool directory is full of a lot of old
>articles, ie all dated September or October 1998 - about 3GB of them.  I
>can't see any way of getting rid of them, newer stuff has all expired and be
>deleted properly, but all these old files remain.

Just remove them, using something like
find /var/spool/news -type f -mtime +90 | xargs rm

(removes all files older than 90 days)

>Should I run any commands after that to tidy up any databases?

No, that's not neccesary


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