In Gnus, in summary buffer, how would one delete multiple emails (not retire, but actually delete). Deleting singe email (article) is BDEL (or similar), but this doesn't seem to work on any kind of marking I was able to come up with.

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Mark the articles to be deleted with #.

  • Do you have a link or bound function name? That's not covered on the gnus marking info page. (or I can't find it).
    – RichieHH
    Commented Feb 24, 2020 at 22:30
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    Appears to work! thank you so much. @RichieHH it is bound to gnus-summary-mark-as-processable, and this is its manual page: gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/gnus/… . Though I wouldn't have been able to find this on my own.
    – wvxvw
    Commented Feb 25, 2020 at 7:35

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