[Mailman-Users] Help with arch

Bob Stout rbs at snippets.org
Thu Jun 20 07:57:49 CEST 2002

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Bob Stout wrote:

> > > The Procmail archives appear to be in standard mbox format, appearing
> > > identical to my Pine folders. What have I missed?!? At least my
> > > June-2002 archives appear untouched...
> >
> > Verify that they really are mboxes with leading "From " headers (ie
> > envelope), and a blank line between every message.
> They are indeed standard mbox format, but this was enough to tip me off to
> the problem... The old procmail archives are themselves digests. What tool
> should I use (running Linux) to split these into individual messages for
> importing?

There's now one other problem I failed to mention... I went back and
looked at my May archives and found these digests buried in there. That
explains why the archive size grew, but the additions weren't at all
obvious. Now the question is what's the best way to edit the archives to
remove these digests and get them out of the database?

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