[BUG] bugs with 6.5.5

Christian Neukirchen chneukirchen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 17:24:14 BST 2013

Marco Kundt <kundt.m at googlemail.com> writes:

> Hey everyone!
> I found a bugs which deleted all my mails, in all my mailboxes. And thats
> not the first time. Due to an hdd crash my mail-dir was deleted and i
> rescued my data. All i was holding was my offlineimaprc and maybe my
> .offlineimap-dir (i managed to make a bitwise-backup of my broken pieces).
> After everything was rescued i synced my offlineimap. That was the point it
> deleted everything (the approach i want for an IMAP-client). The other time
> offlineimap did the same after configuring itself.
> Due to really bad design decision i can't create a debug.log because
> 'everything went right' in both cases.
> I don't want help or something; i only want to say that offlineimap is the
> crapiest shit i've ever saw. i really liked offlineimap. but now i'm really
> pissed off. sorry i can't serve you your crap-debug.log.

Ouch. :(

As a constructive proposal, perhaps adding an option like with rsync
would be a good idea:

            --max-delete=NUM        don't delete more than NUM files

Christian Neukirchen  <chneukirchen at gmail.com>  http://chneukirchen.org

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