On Sun, 12 Nov 2000, Erik Rossen wrote:
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On Sat, 11 Nov 2000, anthonyw wrote:
It is fairly straightforward to write such a utility to go from html back
to 'mbox'. Remember hyp2mbox.pl
<http://www.albany.net/~anthony/archivedemo> from sometime ago? That same
script can be used as a starting point for making a mhonarc2mbox script.
Thanks! I looked at it and it seems like a reasonable start, if a bit
simplistic. I'm glad I didn't start my version of mhonarc2mbox yet.
However, it took a little bit of searching to find the script that you are
referring to. Part of the problem is that the URL is wrong - it should be:
In addition, the name of the script is h2mbx.pl, not hyp2mbox.pl. I tried
looking on Altavista, Google, and Freshmeat, but it wasn't until I tried
the archives of this list that I found what you were referring to at
My bad about the URL, I should have checked it before I hit send. I keep
forgot the W at the end of my login id when I made up the URL. My bad
about the script name. I did not give it an official name and forgot to be
consistent. Sorry about that.
While Erik's original question is over two weeks old by now, I too have
have a project that requires me to morph hyp2mbox.pl into this new
utility. Which brings me to a feature request.
For the msg*.html files that are derived from multipart messages:
1) Save the boundary markers of the message part
2) Retain the Mime headers of the message parts - those which are not
displayed inline - inside of some X- comment.
That's fine for the future, but what about archives that have been done
with older versions of Mhonarc? I still think that a general mhonarc2mbox
utility would be useful...
The feature request do not hold me back at all. I was lazy about parsing
and was over complicating the problem of determining when a url in the
msg.html file was from a derived file. More on that in my followup to
Incidentally, I have tried to follow up on the following lead that was
posted on this list:
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 09:10:14 -0400
From: Louis Proyect <lnp3(_at_)columbia(_dot_)edu>
Subject: Re: Does mhonarc2mbox exist?
I had to do this. A programmer who works with me on my mailing list has
scripts that seemed to have worked okay. His name is Les Schaffer and he
can be reached at: godzilla(_at_)optonline(_dot_)net(_dot_)
...but after two tries of emailing to this Les Schaffer, I didn't get even
a whisper of a response. Perhaps he has his email filters turned up to
the "no-beggars" setting?
Erik Rossen ^
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