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INN FAQ Part 6

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Subject: (6.10) How does /remember/ in expire.ctl work?

(from Jerry Aguirre)
The /remember/ time specifies how long a history only (i.e. a entry that
only is in history, but where the article is no longer there) entry will
be kept measured from the arrival time. If the expire value is 14 days
and the /remember/ time is 5 then entries will be kept for 15 days.
This is because the /remember/ only applies to entries after that
articles have expired. It can not force a history entry to be removed
before the article is expired. The extra day beyond expire might be
considered a harmless bug in expire.


[Source: INN FAQ Part 6 Archive-name: usenet/software/inn-faq/part6]
[Last Changed: $Date: 1997/07/01 01:25:41 $ $Revision: 2.21 $]
[Copyright: 1997 Heiko Rupp, portions by Tom Limoncelli, Rich Salz, et al.]