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Re: [Nmh-workers] mime-aware filtering?

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] mime-aware filtering?
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 08:38:18 -0400

ken wrote:
 > >nmh tools ignore non-numeric filenames, doesn't it?
 > To answer that question more specifically ... it will ignore any filename
 > that fails m_atoi(), which will reject anything that contains something
 > that is !isdigit().
 > >A possible way to solve the access to MIME parts problem
 > >might be to store the parts as messageNumber.partNumber*
 > >Creation of these parts would be optional, and eat space,
 > >but it would make indexing/grepping easy.
 > You know ... given that & Norm's comments, that actually might work.
 > Thoughts?  FWIW, in my view that really only helps with the use of
 > non-nmh tools, but it still might make it worth doing.

it's certainly a (relatively) simple way of implementing what paul (vixie)
has proposed a couple of times, while leveraging the filesystem namespace
for the storage of the parts.  i'm not convinced that introducing a
directory level might not be a good idea:  i.e., a message might have
the message file itself ("53") and a directory which mh would currently
ignore ("53.mime").  the directory could then contain lots of stuff that
would clutter the upper-level MH folder otherwise.


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 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 62.2 degrees)

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