From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Thu 02 Aug 2001 - 12:50:15 IST
On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 12:23:25PM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> > The folder however grows rather large in time. Ideally I don't
> > want a simple cron job once a week which empties the ilug folder
> > into eg ilug-week29 as this will inevitably break-off threads
> > which are ongoing. What do people do? Presumably you don't keep
> > 100,000 mails in the folder.
> well in pine you can have folders be 'pruned' every month. (ie they
> are renamed to name-year-month.). or you can set it so that read
> messages are automatically moved to an archive folder (ie list-read)
> and have the archive folder pruned every month. (that's how i do it
the creator of mutt is of the theory that he shouldn't rewrite the
functionality of cron. however neither pin's prune or cron mail movements
will help much for what gavin actually asked for:
pruning threads that aren't active.
how would either of them know? what you could do is define a macro
that would archive all threads where the newest message is older then
a week and archive them. then cron could migrate those folders once
a week/month/etc. then attach the macro to a folder hook and it will
run automatically each time you go to the ilug folder.
of course i'm assuming such a macro could be created. try the mutt
users list to see if that can be done.
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