<DKIM> Re:<DKIM> Yet another UID validity problem
nik at nikosalexandris.net
Fri Apr 3 09:44:40 BST 2015
Hi Nicolas, & list,
Nikos Alexandris wrote:
>> When I remove the local folders, as per the FAQ's recommendation,
>> the syncing from Local to Remote just removed anything that was
>> I am trying to avoid this, until I manage to bring my .maildir in
>> shape I want, by using the `readonly = true` instruction for the
>> repository. I am not sure if I have done this correctly though
>> see copy-paste content of my .offlineimaprc file which reflects my
>> current setup).
Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:
> I don't get how readonly might help you.
Doesn't this force a one-way-sync behaviour? If I removed stuff
locally, the instruction will say to offlineinmap "don't remove anything
from the remote repository" (given, the instruction is fixed in the
remote repository's section in offlineimaprc). See also:
If yes, then, have I had this instruction when I did my mistake, the
deletion of my mails locally wouldn't be reflected to the remote
This is the idea; let me play locally, to bring my maildir in the shape
I want by importing, for example, mbox files (which carry e-mails), and
organise them in the directories (or should I say folders?) I want.
Afterwards, remove the "readonly" and let offlineimap perform a two-way
>> > This is not the same
>> > thing that removeing the _content_ of the directory which then
>> > reflect the
>> > changes, IOW remove all known messages on the remote.
>> I don't understand this: if I remove a folder, using the very
>> dangerous `rm -rf`, all of its content is lost as well. Right?
>> (Tip, I
>> have stopped using `rm -rf` and use, as much as I can, `mv stuff
> /tmp is a bad idea because it might be wiped on reboot.
It will be wiped on reboot. Yet, it's much more safe actually! Instead
of `rm -rf`, which means stuff are lost (and this is a pretty common
mistake for beginners), one has still time to "recover" stuff from the
/tmp (before rebooting, of course). It usually goes like... quick
typing `rm -rf this/dir/`, you press Enter and then you realise.. oh No!
In addition, I use the following aliases in bash:
# Prevent accidentally clobbering files.
alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
> I have no idea what these "archived mbox-es" are. You'll have to
> how you do exactly, step by step.
Importing can be done by opening an mbox file via mutt, then tag all
files and save them in an existing folder or a new one. It's just a few
keystrokes (<c> and <?> to navigate to a directory that contains an mbox
file, <T> to tag, <.> dot for all opened emails, <;> and <s> to save
>> --%<--- .offlineimaprc --%<---
> Quick reviewed.
Thank you, Nikos
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