Re: split archive into subdirectories, retaining threads

2004-10-14 18:45:43
On October 13, 2004 at 11:11, Simon Bowden wrote:

This necessarily needs to be split into subdirectories (32k directory 
entry limit). However, threading is critical to the purpose of this 
archive, so I can't afford to implement the usual solution of a separate 
archive per month, because threads don't persist between months.

Is this possible?

Yes, but not with the current mhonarc code base.  I.e.  You have to
do some coding to make it happen.

I've had a bit of a look through the code, and maybe it could be done 
quickly by changing msgnum_filename in to use 
get_time_from_index, and then print that into the filename with DIRSEP...

Possibly, but there may be other parts of mhonarc that this can adversly
affect.  I think doing things so custom filenaming can be done, but if
you introduce a directory portion, things can break, like with the
resolution of various resource variables.

I figured I'd ask first though before getting too far along that track.

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