History getting to big

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Mon May 17 05:21:45 UTC 2004

Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware.nl> writes:

> Than, working from the assumption that the history file is only used to
> know what articles to expire and to remember if some articles has been
> seen in the last /remember/ days, i concluded that all lines referencing
> CNFS old that /remember/ days are superflocious and removable.

The article also has to be present in history for article retrieval by
message ID to work.

> I created a small commandline utility which purges the history file of
> old cnfs based entries (old as beeing user defined). However I could see
> the need that expire did such a thing itself. And maybe not only for
> CNFS but all self-expiring storagemethods.

expireover -N.

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