[Mailman-Users] dividing list mbox

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Feb 26 17:24:39 CET 2008

liste yoneticisi wrote:
>How can i divide the file "listname.mbox" in the directory
>"listname.mbox/" by day.

Set up a cron job to run at daily at 23:59 and do something like

suffix=`date +%Y%m%d`
sleep 60
if [[ -f /path/to/archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox ]]
   then mv /path/to/archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox \

Although you'd probably want to break it into subdirectories by month
and possibly year so as not to accumulate too many files in one

Moving the file aside is not a problem for the archiver which will just
create a new one the next time it archives a message.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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