Re: attachment filenames explained and stuff

From: John Finlay <>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 02:25:04 -0700
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Rather than generating a random name it would seem more useful to prepend the attachment name with the message number though I suppose one message could have attachements with the same file name.


Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> 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 11:24:29 AM GMT

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