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From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@linuxfoundation.org>
To: "Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)" <e@80x24.org>
Cc: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/11] v2: implement message editing
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:06:47 -0400
Message-ID: <20190610150647.GA16418@chatter.i7.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190609025147.24966-1-e@80x24.org>

On Sun, Jun 09, 2019 at 02:51:36AM +0000, Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation) wrote:
>Some organizations are legally responsible for removing certain
>content but prefer to edit out sensitive parts of a message
>instead of purging it completely from history.
>
>We can build off existing purge functionality.  Instead of
>replacing a message with an empty file; we instead replace
>it with the desired content.
>
>This ->replace method reindexes the modified message and
>updates the corresponding git commit in case the subject
>or authorship ident changes.
>
>A new tool, public-inbox-edit(1) wraps the new ->replace
>functionality by providing an editable mboxrd (suitable
>for publicinbox.mailEditor "mutt -f").

Thanks, Eric. I'm testing this out now. Quick question -- I'm assuming 
this can't be done online, while new messages are arriving, correct?  
Should the procedure be to stop incoming mail, perform the edits, then 
start the mail again?

Best,
-K

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Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-09  2:51 Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 01/11] v2writable: consolidate overview and indexing call Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 02/11] import: extract_author_info becomes extract_commit_info Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 03/11] import: switch to "replace_oids" interface for purge Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 04/11] v2writable: implement ->replace call Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 05/11] admin: remove warning arg for unconfigured inboxes Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 06/11] purge: start moving common options to AdminEdit module Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 07/11] admin: beef up resolve_inboxes to handle purge options Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 08/11] AdminEdit: move editability checks from -purge Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 09/11] admin: expose ->config Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 10/11] doc: document the --prune option for -index Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 11/11] edit: new tool to perform edits Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-10 16:06   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 18:02     ` Eric Wong
2019-06-13  8:07     ` Eric Wong
2019-06-10 15:06 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev [this message]
2019-06-10 15:40   ` [PATCH 00/11] v2: implement message editing Eric Wong
2019-06-10 17:56     ` [PATCH 12/11] edit|purge: improve output on rewrites Eric Wong
2019-06-10 18:57     ` [PATCH 00/11] v2: implement message editing Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 19:29       ` Eric Wong
2019-06-10 19:40         ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 22:03           ` [WIP] v2writable: support INBOX_DEBUG=replace Eric Wong
2019-06-10 22:13             ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 23:12               ` [WIP] add more debug tracing around idx_init Eric Wong
2019-06-11 15:33                 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-11 18:43             ` [WIP] v2writable: support INBOX_DEBUG=replace Eric Wong
2019-06-11 21:06       ` [PATCH 00/11] v2: implement message editing Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-12  0:18         ` [PATCH] searchidx: improve error message when Xapian fails Eric Wong
2019-06-10 18:17 ` [PATCH 13/11] edit: drop unwanted headers before noop check Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-10 21:58 ` [PATCH 14/11] v2writable: replace: kill git processes before reindexing Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-12  0:25 ` [PATCH 15/11] edit: unlink temporary file when done Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)

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