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From: Eric Wong <>
To: Joey Pabalinas <>
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] LKML Archive in Maildir Format
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 01:35:22 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190104013522.stng6gwauwnr6wbi@starla> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Joey Pabalinas <> wrote:
> My only comment on the public-mailbox choice is that the documentation
> is very sparse and erratic. Myself and a couple other people just
> couldn't figure out how to convert that format to Maildir or some other
> format you could feed into a reader like neomutt.

Sorry, I didn't notice this before.  I started making some attempts
at improving documentation (among other things, when time permits)
to public-inbox:

And without knowing anything about git or public-inbox, you can
get NNTP messages into Maildir or mboxrd pretty easily.  Nothing
new to learn :)

I wrote a one-off Ruby years ago (before public-inbox) for
converting slrnspools to Maildir (sample slrnpull.conf below).
But yeah, I wouldn't recommend 3M+ messages in a Maildir...

==> slrnspool2maildir <==
require 'socket'
require 'fileutils'
HOSTNAME = Socket.gethostname

usage = "Usage #$0 <spooldir> <maildir>"
spooldir = ARGV[0] or abort usage
maildir = ARGV[1] or abort usage

f = base = nil
nr = 0
%w(cur new tmp).each { |x| FileUtils.mkpath("#{maildir}/#{x}") }
Dir.glob("#{spooldir}/*").each do |src|
  File.file?(src) or next
  base = File.basename(src)
  dest = "#{maildir}/new/#{}_#{base}_0.#{HOSTNAME}:2,"
  begin, dest)
  rescue Errno::EEXIST
    warn "#{dest} already exists"
==> slrnpull.conf <==
# group_name                         max        expire     headers_only    1000000000 1000000000 0
# usage: slrnpull -d $PWD -h --no-post

# Wouldn't be hard to script something using Net::NNTP in Perl
# to write directly to Maildirs, either.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-01-04  1:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-12-16 19:06 [RFC] LKML Archive in Maildir Format Joey Pabalinas
2018-12-16 19:17 ` Joe Perches
2018-12-16 19:21   ` Joey Pabalinas
2018-12-16 19:55     ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2018-12-16 21:55       ` Joey Pabalinas
2018-12-18 20:26     ` Jasper Spaans
2018-12-18 22:53       ` Joey Pabalinas
2018-12-16 19:46 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2018-12-16 19:53   ` Joey Pabalinas
2019-01-04  1:35     ` Eric Wong [this message]
2019-03-05 20:48       ` Bjorn Helgaas
2019-03-05 23:26         ` Eric Wong
2019-03-06 20:50           ` Bjorn Helgaas
2019-03-07  3:44             ` Eric Wong

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