Re: attachment filenames explained and stuff

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 00:53:21 +0200 (MET DST)
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On Wed, 21 Apr 1999, John Finlay wrote:

> This doesn't avoid the problem of one attachment overwriting a different
> attachment with the same name.

No, that particular fix doesn't. Hypermail already checks for existing file names before it saves an attachment. It then tries simple alterations (by prepending a single letter to the filename, a to z) and if none succeeds it falls back to generating a random one.

             Daniel Stenberg -
   ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol
Received on Thu 22 Apr 1999 04:35:06 AM GMT

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