How To Delete All Messages From A Folder In Pine

Posted by Artem Russakovskii on March 23rd, 2008 in Linux

Pine is a UNIX command line mail application. So how do you delete all messages in a folder?

The combination is

; A A D

If after pressing ; you see

[Command ";" not defined for this screen. Use ? for help]

then you don't have a check in the "Enable aggregate command set" settings checkbox. To enable it, go to the main menu (M) -> Setup (S) -> Config (C) and scroll down to "Enable aggregate command set". Then press X (to check it), E (Exit). Now repeat the above.

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  • http://scriptoid.com Alex

    Thanks man

    Saved me to press Delete for ever.

    Donated $5.

  • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

    Thanks 🙂 Glad I could help.

  • Giovanni

    Thank you very much!