Why Maildirs? (Was: Test message - please ignore)
Tracy R Reed
treed at ultraviolet.org
Thu Mar 3 19:22:01 PST 2005
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 11:35:01PM -0800, John H. Robinson, IV spake thusly:
> want to find that one message with the string you want, since each
> message is its own file, grep will report the filename which is the
> message) 3) no doubts as to where a message ends and where it does not.
> 4) no From_ quoting (hi, MBOX!) 5) No locking, no corruption.
Another big reason for why: SPEED! Look at what mbox has to do to delete
one email from the middle of an mbox compared to what maildir has to do.
Also look at what mbox has to do to find your new emails compared to
maildir. Huge difference in required disk I/O, especially on large
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