mailbox.mbox.add() sets access time as well as modification time

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Fri Apr 24 19:44:02 CEST 2009

In message <gtudnRY7tapPU2zUnZ2dnUVZ_h6dnZ2d at posted.visi>, Grant Edwards 

> AFAIK, atime<mtime has been the "standard" way to determine when an mbox
> contains new mail for at least 20 years.

Doesn't apply to maildir though, does it?

Updating atime adds a lot of filesystem overhead; that's why the relatime 
option was invented <>. But better still is 
not to bother.

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