[hypermail] -u and -x switches

From: Bill Moseley <moseley_at_hank.org_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 17:26:44 -0800
Message-ID: <20040116012644.GC671_at_hank.org>

(In case you couldn't guess) I'm working with Hypermail again. A while back I asked about how -x and -u work:


And again, today, I can't seem to understand. I created three files each with one email message and tried combinations of:

   cat 1 | hypermail -i -x
   cat 2 | hypermail -i -u
   cat 3 | hypermail -i

Can someone explain what -x and -u actually do?

The man page also says:

           When using the -u option, don't send any messages that
          Hypermail  has already processed. If you want Hypermail
          to recognize that some messages are old  messages  that
          shouldn't  be  added  to  the  archive again, send it a
          mailbox with a complete set of messages and  avoid  the
          -u option.

I think that says "Don't feed the same message to hypermail twice." Is that still true, even with usegdbm = On?

BTW on http://hypermail.org/source/docs/hypermail.html

   example 2: cat "/var/spool/mail/wu-ftpd" | hypermail -i

   2. This reads the file /var/spool/mail/wu-ftpd from standard input

      and will save the output in a directory called wu-ftpd in the same

should be "archive".

Bill Moseley
Received on Fri 16 Jan 2004 09:28:14 AM GMT

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