Re: [hypermail] dir option weirdness

From: kent landfield <>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 15:17:10 -0500 (CDT)
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I have already requested it be left as is. I have no problem with correcting/improving the documentation though. I think that is the best option.

Peter C. McCluskey writes:
> misiek_at_pld.ORG.PL (Arkadiusz Miskiewicz) writes:
> > For example, if you wished to have Hypermail archive files by year
> > and month, you might use
> >
> > dir = /lists/somelist/%y/%M
> >
> >,,When a message was received'' - well right now that isn't the case.
> >It should be rather ,,When a message was feeded to hypermail'' - at least for
> >me hypermail doesn't use received field from mbox nor date field and
> >just checks current system date which is bad because it seems that I
> >can't create web archive using quite old mbox archive.
> Now that I've looked at what it takes to change this to use the date
> the message was received, I see that it is a bit more awkward than I
> would like to make the directory change between messages in an mbox.
> The dir option was really designed to set the directory once at startup.
> The folder_by_date option appears to accomplish most of what anyone
> would want from having a date in the dir option. Is there a good reason
> why I shouldn't just leave the code the way it is and change the documentation
> to suggest using the folder_by_date option for this purpose?

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