Possible dumb question

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at litech.org
Tue Sep 25 03:15:22 UTC 2001

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Justin Brown wrote:

> Is the history file supposed to continue to grow into infinity?  Is there a
> safe way to pare it back?  I've got a 500 meg history file and nowhere for
> it to grow into further.

It depends on:
- the number of articles in the spool
- the /remember/ setting in expire.ctl

Provided you are running expireover nightly to maintain it, the only way
to make it smaller is to reduce one of the above things (and wait until

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at litech.org

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