Re: Request for more options in resurce file

2002-12-11 08:21:10

----- Original Message -----
From: "Earl Hood" <earl(_at_)earlhood(_dot_)com>
To: <mhonarc-users(_at_)mhonarc(_dot_)org>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: Request for more options in resurce file

The next release will give you something somewhat related to what
you are stating: the DBFILE will support an absolute pathname, allowing
you to place an archive's DBFILE outside of the web-accessible area.
(btw, you may want to see

Great - i'am looking forward to that release

Now I see what you are getting at.

An initial issue is how to deal with LOCKFILE.  Is LOCKFILE relative
to where DBFILE is, or is it relative to where OUTDIR is?  For example,
take the case where someone decides to put all db files in one directory:


and does (use bash shell syntax),

  for i in .*.db; do; mhonarc -add -dbfile $i done

This case would imply that LOCKFILE shold be relative to OUTDIR
to avoid it bottlenecking processing of multiple archives in parallel.
For example:

  for i in .*.db; do; mhonarc -add -dbfile $i & done

Well LOCKFILE name = [DBFILE name ].lockfile - or just  lockfile in OUTDIR
( HTML files ) , it would break any setup to use the same OUTDIR for 2 or
more lists that runs in parallel.

That was not the question -  IF i use mhonarc -rmm  1-3 , the old
1-3 don't popup at a new scan
Is the removed messageID not stored in some way by mhonarc ?

It is not stored anywhere, but it would be nice if it did.
A limitation is if you do an archive rebuild since the deleted id info
will be lost, and if the undesired raw mail has not been removed also,
they will reappear after a rebuild.

Strange - it works :-)
I need to extract the messageID from the mailbox arkive - extract the
messageID (that's easy) from out dir - compare the 2 lists to get the
removed messageID's.

A solution is to store in deleted message ids in a separate file and
not use DBFILE.  Hence, on a rebuild, the file can still be read
to determine which messages should be skipped.

That will be the solution for me - It sound like a bullet proff thing to do

Birger Mortenen

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