Delete news messages

Erik Hensema erik at
Sat Aug 3 20:11:30 UTC 2002

On Sat, Aug 03, 2002 at 02:05:06PM -0500, Ryan Parlee wrote:
> How do I delete messages from my news server as an administrator?  Besides
> simply deleting them from the "./news/spool/articles/" directory.  I would
> like to just be able to open up the news folder in my news reader client,
> press delete, and have the message removed.  Can it be this simple?

If you've got a funcky scriptable newsreader, you can.

To delete a message from the local spool, do: ctlinnd cancel <msgid>

Erik Hensema (erik at

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