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From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <>
Subject: Re: watch a simple dir
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:29:43 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210226143806.6hu2775yroqaqynj@chatter.i7.local>

On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 09:38, Konstantin Ryabitsev
<> wrote:
> - it's a simple flat dir of numeric files corresponding to the number of the
>   message in the index
> - each message is a valid rfc2822 document -- in fact, if I copy them into the
>   "new" folder of any maildir, I can read them with mutt
> - however, if I use symlink trickery to make mlmmj deliver into "new" or "cur"
>   of a maildir monitored by public-inbox-watch, they are ignored -- so things
>   are not as easy as that. :) Probably, it expects to have more complex
>   filenames instead of just a number, but I didn't dig too deep.

Ah, looks like this was only a limitation of v1.6.1 -- master doesn't
require that filenames in new/ contain a :2 (which is not a
requirement for maildir files in "new/" -- they merely need to be
unique; the :2, part is required for cur/ entries for adding flags).

So, this will work out just fine as long as this behaviour doesn't go
back to what is in 1.6.1 (which it shouldn't). Simply symlinking
/var/spool/mlmmj/<listname>/archive to <some-maildir-elsewhere>/new is
sufficient to automatically add mlmmj messages to the public-inbox
archive and, as an added bonus, this will properly respect
control/noarchive settings.

Me pleased.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-26 19:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-26 14:38 Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-02-26 19:29 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev [this message]
2021-02-26 19:38 ` Eric Wong

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