[Mailman-Users] Delete message in large mbox

Barry Finkel b19141 at britaine.cis.anl.gov
Mon Feb 25 18:43:58 CET 2008

>  I tried to use vim, but it's a too long file to manage (I don't know how
>  to do, too).

I have not had as chance to read this entire thread from the weekend,
so maybe what I have to say has already been said.

I once had to processs a 1+Gb mbox file where there had been a
mail loop, which caused the mbox file to grow in size.  The owner
wanted to save all of the non-looping mail in the mbox.

I ended up using head, tail, grep, and a few other Unix utilities
to find the wanted mail and extract it into a new mbox file.
It would have been easier to use vi or vim, but the file was too large.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
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