[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Pan-users] pan -> mbox

From: Duncan
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] pan -> mbox
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:36:55 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.139 (Sexual Chocolate; GIT 1f91845 /usr/src/portage/src/egit-src/pan2)

Thufir posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:36:07 -0700 as excerpted:

> Can I use pan for this, or do I need tin?
>     "I don't know of any usenet software that will fetch articles into
>     an 'mbox' file (but it seems that most newsreaders will 'save'
>     posted articles in that format so that they can be read using an
>     email client - slrn certainly does, even though it can't read mbox
>     files).
> The tin newsreader can fetch articles in batch mode and can save them in
> mbox format or mail them."

Pan uses the maildir base directory format (each message as its own file, 
each filesystem directory a different message folder), not mbox (each mbox 
file contains all the messages in a single message folder).  You can try 
reading the cache with a maildir format processing mail client and see 
how that goes, but pan doesn't do mbox.

Here's a google for maildir to mbox conversion, tho.  Looks like you have 
quite a choice of conversion methods! =:^)

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

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]