Re: hypermail schould not overwrite files with mode 0000

From: Ashley M. Kirchner <>
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 11:58:06 -0600
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Martin Schulze wrote:

> Now what happens is, hypermail tries to write that new file as 0210.html
> instead of 0346.html. Why? Wouldn't it be more expectable that the
> file 0210.html would be ignored and a new file would be created?
> Especially since writing to 0210.html fails?

    I think this happens because it failed to read the next file (in this case, 0210). It successfully found out that file number 0209 exists, and suddenly encounters a problem at the next one and stops. And for some reason, assumes that's the next one it should be writing.

    Personally, I think this is a problem, yes. A problem in the sense that hypermail stops and tries to write that file out instead of stopping with an error. But at the same time, how to address it? I mean, you're talking about one single file that got chmodded. What if someone else decides to chmod a whole slew of files? Is hypermail supposed to ignore each error it encounters and just continue increasing its counter? Maybe a better way was if hypermail kept some sort of record of the last file it wrote (0346) and on the next run just increment from there? This smells like a DB capability (can anyone say mhonarc?)


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