[Alpine-info] question about addressbook
chappa at u.washington.edu
Tue Jul 28 10:48:58 PDT 2009
On Tue, 28 Jul 2009, Andrei Mikhailov wrote:
:) But on my system, this does not actually delete entries from ~/.addressbook
:) Instead I get new lines started with #DELETED-YY-MM-DD#
:) Is there an alpine command to actually expunge these entries?
No, there isn't. These entries are left there and expunged in a few days
(do not recall how long now, but they are automatically expunged after a
certain period of time that takes a few days). These entries are preserved
in case you want to recover them.
It is safe to remove the lines that were commented out by Alpine. This
will not damage the addressbook file.
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