Re: Error locking the outdir...

2002-01-11 10:55:24
On January 10, 2002 at 21:43, J C Lawrence wrote:

Hmmmm.... I guess that I haven't yet sat down and learned about
ProcMail -- so that is the next thing that I should do....

You don't have to use procmail.  You can instead pipe diorectly to a
script which invokes MHonArc (or pipe directly to MHonArc itself via
plus-addressing).  I specifically don't do that as I want a filed
separate canonical copy of every message and I want to run MHonArc
under controlled/predictable conditions (with large archives it can
be resource intensive).

Procmail is useful since it has robust locking capabilities, but
you could roll your own pre-processor.

Richard, you may want to check out a message I wrote a long time
ago archived at
It should provide you with a good start.


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