King0770-Notes-Nuking everything in a folder

King Notes nuking everything in a folder

   KB 3434        Last updated on 2015-07-12  

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This comes up once in a while in support; someone has thousands or millions of items in a folder, and they need to nuke the folder now.

Usually, the command to nuke everything in a folder is:

zmmailbox -z -m ef /MyStuff

However, if the folder actually has "millions" of items in it, you may be inclined to remove 100 items at a time, and let the script run until all the items are removed.



for msg in `zmmailbox -z -m search -l 100 "in:MyStuff" | grep conv | awk '{ print $2 }' | sed -e 's/^-//'`
echo "Removing "$msg""
zmmailbox -z -m dm $msg

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Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration 7.0 Date Created: 04/16/2014
Article ID: Date Modified: 2015-07-12

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