[Spambayes] uniform command line treatment of database/pickle files?

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Sat Jan 25 10:18:11 EST 2003

Other than our convenience, I don't see any reason the different tools
should use different mechanisms to specify database or pickle files on the
command line.  Hammiefilter.py uses:

    -d DBFILE
        use database in DBFILE
        use pickle (instead of database) in PICKLEFILE

while pop3proxy.py uses:

    -p FILE : use the named database file
    -d      : the database is a DBM file rather than a pickle

I don't know if there are other ways the same information is spelled, but I
think it would be nice if a pass was made over the existing command line
arguments so that all command line tools use the same flags for the same

(Proxytrainer.py is dead!  Long live pop3proxy.py!  Thanks Richie!)


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