[Mailman-Users] BIG discard problem
relson at osagesoftware.com
Thu Aug 12 16:11:25 CEST 2004
On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:40:30 +0200
Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 9:44 PM -0400 2004-08-11, David Relson wrote:
> > No! Recursive grep commands include a directory specification,
> > hence don't need to be executed from a specific subdirectory. My
> > "egrep -r... /usr/lib/mailman" command searches mailman's source
> > tree.
> I have no idea what OS you're using and where the "source" code
> is placed relative to the data files, etc... on your system, but on
> Mailman default installations, /usr/local/mailman is the home
> directory for *everything* related to Mailman, including
> source/executable code, log files, data files, queue directories,
> If you run a recursive grep of the sort you recommend on the
> entire /usr/local/mailman directory hierarchy, you are likely to run
> into the 20,000 file problem previously mentioned.
> If you want to limit yourself to just the source code, you need
> to search /usr/local/mailman/Mailman, /usr/local/mailman/bin, etc...
> and make sure you don't include any of those log directories, queue
> directories, etc....
I'm running mailman using the Mandrake 10.0 rpms. I apologize for not
mentioning that fact. I assumed that the division of files between
/usr/local/mailman and /var/lib/mailman was standard. Evidently I was
AFAICT, recursive grep isn't bothered by the number of files in a
directory. As bogofilter's lead developer, I have a spam archive with
large monthly directories. I frequently use recursive grep on that
archive. As a test, I just ran it without incident for a directory with
Anyhow, details aside on grepping source code, I find mailman to be a
useful and valuable tool. It's been running bogofilter's mailing lists
for several months without problem.
Thanks for the great work.
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