Re: [hypermail] index page update

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 18:59:59 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <> (Tobias Weber) writes:
>to set up an archive of a medium volume list I'm currently testing
>hypermail. I need folder_by_date = %y%m as well as yearly and monthly
>indices plus regular updates:
>* using -u (one message only) is out of the question.
>* rereading the whole mbox on updates rewrites (the date in) all html
> files. My upload tool doesn't like this.
>* using -m addthese.mbx breakes thread links and index files.
>Did I overlook an option?

 You have to either use -u or have it reread the whole mbox.  It doesn't need to rewrite all the html files. Try putting a line that says: overwrite = 0
in your ~/.hmrc. If you use the linkquotes option, a number of files may still be rewritten, in which case you might want to run the contrib/ script to set the file modification times to the time that each message was sent.
 I will look into whether a -m addthese.mbx can be made to work (or at very list warn the user if the mbox doesn't contain the old messages).  It seems like -u -m addthese.mbx ought to add multiple messages if there are multiple messages in addthese.mbx. The docs say that this will force hypermail to treat the mbox as a single message. Does anyone know whether anyone is depending on this behavior and would be upset if it silently changed to recognize multiple message (in the absence of -1 or readone = 1)?

>Oh, and for some reason the sort order in the generated "List of
>Folders" is (on full reread) as follows:
>0111, 9912, <conting down>, 9904 (birthdate), 0001, <counting up>, 0110.

 It was assuming that the messages came in close enough to chronological order that the folders would be ordered reasonably. It sounds like your mbox is strangely ordered. I've checked in a change which should insure that they end up sorted from earliest to most recent.

Peter McCluskey          | Free Dmitry Sklyarov! | 
Received on Mon 19 Nov 2001 05:04:20 AM GMT

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