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Re: [Pan-users] where does pan cache it's incompleted downloads>

From: Duncan
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] where does pan cache it's incompleted downloads>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 05:28:37 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.144 (Time is the enemy; 28ab3baf7)

Pedro posted on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:26:35 +1100 as excerpted:

> hi panners...
> does anyone know where the location is when you dowload an attachment...
> it does not appear for me as a partial file in the download target
> folder.
> I suspect just in memory.

First of all, please don't simply reply to a post and change the subject 
when you're talking about something entirely different and should be 
starting a new thread.  As a reply, it still has the "references" header, 
and pan (and many other news and mail clients) will respect that and 
place it as a subthread of the post you replied to, regardless of what 
you put in the subject line.

Your reply here was to the Pan over SSH tunnel? thread...

Instead, post a /new/ message, not a reply, and fill out the address, 
etc, as necessary.

As to the question...

"Download an attachment" can mean two different things.

* If you mean where does pan download and cache the raw messages that 
(for attachments of any significant size) are combined and decoded to 
form the attachment, and assuming Linux/*ix (I've no idea what file paths 
the MS platform pan binary uses) try the ~/.pan2/article-cache/ 
directory.  (~/.pan2 is the default if the $PAN_HOME var isn't set, if it 
is, pan interprets that as the dir it should use instead.)

By default pan keeps that cache pretty small, 10 MiB, thus deleting most 
cached messages pretty quickly, however, so you might not find the raw 
message file you're looking for unless you've increased pan's cache 
size.  There's a setting for that in preferences.

* If you mean where does pan actually save the attachments if you tell it 
to "download" them, that's a group-specific setting.  Open the group 
preferences for that group, and it should list the directory it's saving 
too as one of the settings.  (I've long since customized my settings and 
have no memory of what the original default was, or I'd list it.)

Note that for attachment saving, you can override the group default 
location using the save articles dialog, available in the toolbar as well 
as from the articles menu, and also on the context menu for an article or 
selected group of articles if you context-click (normally, right click) 
on it in the "headers" pane/tab.  That dialog allows you to save the 
article, its attachments, or both, to whatever location you want, without 
changing the default location for that group.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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