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Re: [Nmh-workers] A useless but interesting exercise: Design MH from scr
Re: [Nmh-workers] A useless but interesting exercise: Design MH from scratch in the 2014 context
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:11:31 -0500
Jon Steinhart <address@hidden> wrote:
> I use these hooks to build a separate searchable database. I have a
> of additional command line utilities that operate on this database.
I'm interested in trying this.
> Any of you could use these hooks to maintain a separate directory tree
> stores mail in a format that you prefer, such as one directory per
I would also run this if it existed.
> I would point out that a minor problem with this approach, which would
> exist if nmh were to change storage systems, is making sure that the
> files are synchronized with the originals. I have (and nmh would need) a
> fsck-like utility that checks and fixes this stuff. Problems don't
> often arise,
> but a disk-full or system crash at the wrong time can mess things up.
I think the right approach is that we need to figure out what are the missing
APIs that would make mh-e and exmh happy, and add them before we think about
any changes to the store.
I move my older emails from my desktop to another machine, and they become
essentially read-only, but I'd sure like to have a cached read-only copy on
my laptop. I keep thinking that disconnected AFS is really the right
answer, but to date, I have never run AFS...
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