[New-bugs-announce] [issue11935] MMDF/MBOX mailbox need utime
Steffen Daode Nurpmeso
report at bugs.python.org
Wed Apr 27 13:39:37 CEST 2011
New submission from Steffen Daode Nurpmeso <sdaoden at googlemail.com>:
According to the de-facto MBOX standard  and the MMDF
description  mtime and atime are used to detect wether
a mailbox has new mail:
If the mtime on a nonempty mbox file is greater than the
atime, the file has new mail.
For  this is documented under "UNSPECIFIED DETAILS", though.
The attached patch enables MUAs like mutt(1) to show the
new-mail-has-arrived status in the overview, too.
Note i've randomly chosen 3 seconds; it also could have been 5.
components: Library (Lib)
title: MMDF/MBOX mailbox need utime
versions: Python 3.3
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file21795/mailbox.diff
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