this is great!  i'll give this - or something similar - a try in the near

in know that zope has a reputation for less than cohesive documentation,
but can someone point me in the direction of some zope api documentation?

On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Cees de Groot wrote:

> > any insight as to how one might code something like that? 
> Document traversal is a simple recursive Python function - with one call to 
> objectValues on a folder you can extract all documents (and iterate over them, 
> check their creation date, remove them if necessary); with a second call to 
> objectValues you get all subfolders and recurse into them.
> objectValues matches on meta type, which is 'Folder' for a folder, and 'DTML 
> Method' for a DTML method. So you'd get something like:
> def expire(folder):
>       for i in self.objectItems('DTML Method'):
>               id = i[0]; value = i[1]
>               if value.bobobase_modification_time() < """now minus two weeks""":
>                       # remove i. Maybe tricky because you're iterating
>                       # and removing from a collection. check. 
>                       folder.manage_delObjects(id)
>       for i in folder.objectValues('Folder'):
>               expire(i)
> Add this as a Python method (or similar) to the top-level folder where you 
> want to expire, and kicking it off is as simple as a HTTP GET from a cron job 
> (I think there's a job scheduler for Zope as well, should make it even easier).
> Disclaimer: untested, untested, and I never tried this out.

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