file locking on nfs? expiring old mail messages?

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Fri Jan 24 19:06:43 CET 2003


strombrg at tesuji.nac.uci.edu (Dan Stromberg) writes:

> Does anyone have a python module that does procmail-style file locking
> in NFS volumes?

No, sorry.

> I'm working on a program to delete old messages from an mbox-formatted
> mailbox, and could use proper locking.  BTW, anybody already done this
> - expiring old mail, either in an mbox file, or over imap?

Gnus?

Cheers,
M.

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