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Re: [Nmh-workers] Maybe time for a new release?

From: Paul Vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Maybe time for a new release?
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 12:57:33 -0800
User-agent: Postbox 4.0.8 (Windows/20151105)

Ken Hornstein wrote:
My reading of the maildir specification (such that it is) says that the
filename before the colon should be unique.  Although ... despite what
people say, it seems like Maildir is not really designed to be a mail
_store_ (someplace where you keep your mail long-term) but more of a
mail drop box (someplace you put messages so someone else can come along
and grab them).  Like, the original Maildir specification did not permit
subfolders (it looks like there is something called Maildir++, which does).

Maildir just means what Maildir++ used to mean, now. here's what Dovecot2 made for me when i created a w/spam/sunbelt folder in Postbox, for example:

[family.redbarn:amd64] ls -lR Maildir/.w.spam.sunbelt
total 21
drwxrwxr-x  2 vixie  staff     6 Jan 24 04:06 cur/
-rw-rw-r--  1 vixie  staff    10 Jan 24 04:06 dovecot-keywords
-rw-rw-r--  1 vixie  staff   291 Oct  8 04:43 dovecot-uidlist
-rw-rw-r--  1 vixie  staff  4636 Feb 29 03:44 dovecot.index.cache
-rw-rw-r--  1 vixie  staff  1184 Jan 24 20:19 dovecot.index.log
drwxrwxr-x  2 vixie  staff     2 May 10  2015 new/
drwxrwxr-x  2 vixie  staff     2 Mar  4 10:43 tmp/

total 275
-rw-r--r--  1 vixie  staff    4155 May 10  2015 
-rw-r--r--  1 vixie  staff    6113 May 10  2015 
-rw-r--r--  1 vixie  staff    1612 May 10  2015 
-rw-r--r--  1 vixie  staff  237451 May 10  2015 

total 0

total 0

so, i think mapping the MH message number to "basename before :" would work.

P Vixie

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