[Mailman-Users] Delete message in large mbox

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Sat Feb 23 21:17:43 CET 2008

On 2/23/08, Odieresis [Gmail] wrote:

>  Now I have a large mbox of MB 200.

That's not a large mbox.  A large mbox is 2GB, especially on a system 
where the OS is not configured to support "large files", and 2GB is 
the largest file size it can handle.  Oh, and the machine has only 
2GB of RAM.

>                                      Can you tell me how I can handle such
>  a file direct in shell access or downloading and uploading it?

If you've got the necessary write access to the file, it doesn't 
matter if you edit the file in-place using tools like emacs or vim, 
or if you download the file to your local machine and edit it there 
with a similar program and then re-upload.

Either way, you're going to need an editor that can handle lines of 
arbitrary length, and binary content.  Relatively few editors handle 
either or both of those things correctly.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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