offlineimap doesn't quit?

Alexander Skwar alexanders.mailinglists+nospam at
Tue Mar 8 08:07:05 GMT 2011




Yesterday evening, I started offlineimap 6.2.0 on my Debian 6.0 system
with these parameters:

  /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/offlineimap -o -a gmail2local

Config file, complete:

Only the interesting parts:

I would've expected, that offlineimap would've quit, after it "dumped"
the account once fully. But it's still doing "something" or actually
nothing at all, it seems…

As you can see from my config file, I'm dumping everything into a 
Maildir $HOME/Mail.offlineimap

I discovered, that the "newest" file is now 11 hours old. This means,
that nothing has been done in the last 11 hours.

In the blinkenlights UI, I see:

2: [active]      *Control: .         
1: [active]   gmail2local: ... .   ..


Ie. Control: one red dot
gmail2local: white, blue, blue, empty, blue, 
             empty, empty, empty, blue, yellow

Additionally, I have another offlineimap process running:

 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/offlineimap -a gmail2yahoo -o \
  -k metadata=/home/i/.offlineimap-yahoo

I also started this sometime yesterday evening and it should sync
my mails from Gmail to Yahoo!. It's also still running. In the 
blinkenlights UI, I see:

2: [active]      *Control: .         
1: [active]   gmail2yahoo: .  ....   


Control: red
gmail2yahoo: red, empty, empty, blue, blue, blue, blue

Why is offlineimap still running?


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