PortableUnixMailbox problem

Joe Murray jmurray at agyinc.com
Thu Jun 7 20:57:59 CEST 2001


Gustaf Liljegren wrote:
> 
> Guess I don't understand how to use it, but I get this error when trying to
> use the new (2.1) PortableUnixMailbox class:
> 
> E:\test>python pum.py
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "pum.py", line 4, in ?
>     m = mb.next()
>   File "e:\python\lib\mailbox.py", line 19, in next
>     self.fp.seek(self.seekp)
> AttributeError: seek
> 
> And my code:
> 
> from mailbox import PortableUnixMailbox
> 
> mb = PortableUnixMailbox('in.mbx')
> m = mb.next()
> 
> The problem appears on the line "m = mb.next()", where I try to create a
> rfc822.Message object from the mailbox.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Gustaf Liljegren
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Try using a file-like object as the argument to the PortableUnixMailbox
function:

>>> from mailbox import PortableUnixMailbox
>>> mb = PortableUnixMailbox(open('nsmail/Sent'))
>>> m = mb.next()
>>> m
<rfc822.Message instance at 0x811582c>
>>>

That should work.  So would a StringIO object, or any object that
implements the necessary file-like read, readline methods (and maybe a
few other methods I'm forgetting...).

joe

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