28.3.3. Deleting Problems

If you are certain that you do not want to report a particular problem, you can delete it. To delete a problem so ABRT does not keep information about it, use the command:
 abrt-cli rm directory 
...where directory stands for the problem data directory of the problem being deleted. For example:
~]$ abrt-cli rm /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-2011-09-12-18:37:24-4413
rm '/var/spool/abrt/ccpp-2011-09-12-18:37:24-4413'

Deletion of a problem can lead to frequent ABRT notification

Note that ABRT performs a detection of duplicate problems by comparing new problems with all locally saved problems. For a repeating crash, ABRT requires you to act upon it only once. However, if you delete the crash dump of that problem, the next time this specific problem occurs, ABRT will treat it as a new crash: ABRT will alert you about it, prompt you to fill in a description, and report it. To avoid having ABRT notifying you about a recurring problem, do not delete its problem data.
The following table shows options available with the abrt-cli rm command.

Table 28.5. The abrt-cli rm command options

Option Description
With no additional option, the abrt-cli rm command removes the specified problem data directory with all its contents.
-v, --verbose abrt-cli rm provides additional information on its actions.