--- Birger Mortensen <birger(_at_)sf(_dot_)dk> wrote:
Then i call MhonArc with mhonarc -savemem -umask 022 -quiet -rcfile
pressemeddelelser.rc -add -outdir
-umask has a resource element equivalent. It seems -savemem should
have a resource element equivalent, but it does not. I think the
reasoniing was that it was to be a one-shot setting.
But for all my lists i have to create a new file that runs MHonArc.
If it was possibel to set outdir and mailbox in the resurce file ( at least
at toplevel ) it would be just a bit more easy to create new lists.
An OUTDIR element is a chicken-n-egg problem. An archive's database is
read first before any resource files are parsed, hence, your OUTDIR needs
to be specified via the environment or the command-line.
Now, specifying the input mail folders in the resource file is an interesting
idea. I have to see if there are any potential drawbacks, but it would
be cool to do:
mhonarc -add -outdir /path/to/archive
And new mail is "magically" added since the input paths are stored in
But if i delete ALL files in outdir ( were mhonarc.db is ) to rebuild after
design changes - then the removed messages gets back.
You need to delete the original raw mail also to make sure the messages
do not reappear.
Is there a way to get the messageID from mhonarc.db ?
Yes, but requires some cleverness.
You can see what the message-id for a message page is by
viewing the raw HTML. At the top of each message page is special
comment declarations, and one of them includes the message-id.
I generally include the message-id header field in the converted header
so it is easy to see what the message-id is without having to view
the raw HTML.
Or a way ( in a file ) to tell mhonarc the messagesID's that needed to be
Use the shell:
mhonarc -rmm `cat ids-to-delete-file`
Make note of the backquotes. The ids-to-delete-file would contain
a message-id on each line.
In theory, you could have a global "banned IDs file" and use the callback
API to mhonarc to always skip messages that are in the file, even on
an archive rebuild.
BTW i never got the mhonarc -rmm <messageid> to work - that is it works the
most of the time , but not if the messageid was like this one
<001901c2748f$021410d0$0e00a8c0(_at_)jane> i think that it is the shell ( the
char in the messageID ).
Use single-quotes around the ID:
mhonarc -rmm '<001901c2748f$021410d0$0e00a8c0(_at_)jane>'
The single quotes tells the shell to not expand any special characters
in the string.
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