I am very new to MHonArc and I find some of the documentation rough
I would like to have a nicely printable form instead of the dozens of
files that the documentation comes in.[...]
I can't help with the documentation... I resorted to using netscape to
print it all out page by page....
A couple of complete examples (how mhonarc is called, the resource
a sample output) would be very helpful.
Check out my MHonArc page at:
It's got links to the my mailing list archive, the resource files used
to create it, several scripts I wrote to post-process the index pages
a cgi script I wrote to get quickly to the last page of a multi-page
I used to invoke MHonArc from procmail, but my sysadmin yelled at me
it's such a resource hog.
I now invoke it from a script in .bash_logout, see annotated script
## mail/etherbun3 is the standard mailbox file where procmail
## deposits list mail
if [ -f mail/etherbun3 ]
## lockfile -ml locks my mail spool so no new mail arrives
## while I'm processing
mv mail/etherbun3 tempbun
## Now unlock my mail spool
## fixit2.pl is a perl script that massages Subject: headers
## to deal with thing like multiple Re's and other formatting
## ugliness. It's output is tempbunf
## Fire up MHonArc
mhonarc -add -outdir public_html/etherbun \
-rcfile .mhonarc/ether.rc \
## Since the archive is still "experimental" keep all the messages
## in a zipped archive in case I want to rebuild it.
cat tempbunf | gzip >>etherbak.gz
## Remove working files
rm -f tempbun
rm -f tempbunf
## perl scripts to build "directory" pages (see the page above for
echo "No new EtherBun messages to archive"
I hope this helps!