Restore Atime weirdness

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Thu Sep 15 17:00:00 BST 2011

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:32:29 +0200, Vincent Beffara <vbeffara at> wrote:

> From the Mutt manual:
> # As written in manual.txt, the flags are determined by comparing the
> # timestamps of last access and modification. This can get messed up if
> # the folders are "touched" by other programs than mutt, like "biff" or
> # backup software.
> So restoreatime is intended to preserve the distinction between the
> states "there are unread messages" and "there are NEW unread
> messages". Whether it makes sense to have such a distinction is left as
> an exercise ...

I see, bending backwards to make mutt users happy again :). Doesn't mutt
decide whether something is new or not depending on whether it is in
new/ or cur/ ? (which is an ...interesting interpretation of maildir)

Thanks for the info, in any case. Good to know it is useful for some
(that piece about mutt should perhaps go into the documentation)

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