Re: Filename guarantees

2002-01-17 18:46:06
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, J C Lawrence wrote:

On Thu, 17 Jan 2002 09:41:05 -0800
Earl Hood <ehood(_at_)hydra(_dot_)acs(_dot_)uci(_dot_)edu> wrote:

Since this requires some restructuring of the code, it may not be
done for sometime.  And if done, it should probably be a
configurable option since some users like the numbering system and
for some operating systems, the filenaming limitations may not
make using message-ids as filenames possible.

Good point.

What filesystems do not support the characters appearing in valid message

As a temporary measure, you could use a CGI program that took the message
ID as a parameter, and retrieved the appropriate filename using the
information from .mhonarc.db.  That would resolve the problem of invalid
filenames by giving you a persistent method for retrieving messages
independent of the filename.


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