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Re: Help needed: nnmaildir and create-directory parameter.

From: Andrew Cohen
Subject: Re: Help needed: nnmaildir and create-directory parameter.
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 08:16:03 +0800
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>>>>> "EA" == Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

    EA> Fernando de Morais <> writes:
    >> Hello Eric,
    >> I've managed to figure out.  The TL;DR is: simply, don't use the
    >> `create-directory' server parameter.  Using only `target-prefix'
    >> is what is needed.  😅
    >> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:


    EA> I just don't understand how any of this is supposed to work -- I
    EA> don't even know why you'd use symlinks in your maildirs to begin
    EA> with. This part of the manual was written by Andy Cohen and I'm
    EA> cc'ing him here, though he doesn't have a lot of time for Emacs
    EA> these days and we might not get him.

False and true:) I didn't have anything to do with this part of the
manual (or the nnmaildir code), and I have very little time for emacs
these days.


    EA> (I suspect the end result of all this will be the removal of
    EA> 'create-directory altogether.)

Looking back through git I see that Paul Jarc (the author of nnmaildir)
replaced 'create-directory with 'target-prefix in 2003. It was supposed
to be a /complete/ replacement, but it appears that 'create-directory
was accidentally left in the code and the manual .  Eric's suspicion is
exactly right: don't use 'create-directory, and the variable should be
removed from nnmaildir.el and the manual.


Andrew Cohen
Director, HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
Lam Woo Foundation Professor and Chair Professor of Physics
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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