Recommendation for $HOME
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Fri Dec 8 21:35:39 EET 2006
Thomas Guettler wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 6. Dezember 2006 19:11 schrieb Brian J. Tarricone:
>> Again: mutt is broken. A sane mail reader should be able to
>> interpret the mail store format you are using, and only display
>> the information relevant to the user.
> ~/Mail/.. is not a mailstorage. It just a directory containing
> mail storages. Some applications write index files into this
> directory. For example KMail. But the index files of KMail all
> start with a dot. This is good. The command "ls" and other
> applications hide these files.
> It is not the job of an MUA to check the contents of a file and
> guess if it is a mbox file or a index file of some other MUA.
Actually, it is. Or are you talking about mutt's generic directory
browser? I don't really understand what the issue is here. If mutt
claims to support mbox and maildir, it should *easily* be able to
show you a folder listing without extraneous files that aren't
actually folders or messages. That's it's job.
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