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

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Help needed: nnmaildir and create-directory parameter.
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 10:02:14 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Andrew Cohen <> writes:

>>>>>> "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.

Thanks for the quick response! magit-blame in gnus.texi found your
commit 8a1cdce, but you might have been merging docs from different
places. But no matter! So long as the question is resolved.

> [...]
>     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.

Excellent, thanks a lot for this confirmation. I'll yank that stuff out
in a bit.


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