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how to purge binary logs on a 4.0.20 box

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hello,
i found the doc page
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/purge-binary-logs.html

i tried (below) what am i missing??  

thanks
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[root@millhouse root]# mysql --password mysql
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 24383 to server version: 4.0.20-log

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.

mysql> PURGE BINARY LOGS BEFORE '2009-01-01 00:00:01';
ERROR 1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax.  Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'BINARY LOGS BEFORE '2009-01-01 00:00:00'' at line 1
mysql>



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