Re: Bin file created on *each* run of MHonArc

2001-10-04 11:16:20
On October 3, 2001 at 15:03, Brett Charbeneau wrote:

/usr/bin/mhonarc -outdir /home/httpd/html/ /var/spool/mail/MAILBOX

      Everything works great EXCEPT that every time the above command is
executed I get a .bin file for each attachment in the mailbox on EACH
run. As I write there are 3 attachments in there. On the first run I get 3
.bin files in the output directory. On the second, I get 6 .bin files, and
on the third I get 9 .bin - clearly I've missed something. The attachments
are Word and WordPerfect documents sent from Outlook and Pine email
clients in the default manner.

If you are just updating and existing archive, use the -add option.
This will avoid the problem you are seeing and will make processing
your mailbox file faster.  Without the -add, MHonArc is creating a new
archive from scratch each time.  Attachment files get duplicated
because MHonArc tries to avoid overwriting existing non-message files
in a directory since it does not know the nature of existing files.

If you want a new archive created each time, do something like the

  /bin/rm /home/httpd/html/*
  /usr/bin/mhonarc -outdir /home/httpd/html /var/spool/mail/MAILBOX

To avoid any duplicate attachment files.


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