Intent to package safecat
safecat is an implementation of D. J. Bernstein's maildir algorithm.
It can be used to write mail messages to a qmail-style maildir, or to
write data to a "spool" directory reliably. There are no lockfiles
with safecat, and nothing is left to chance. If safecat returns a
successful exit status, then you can be (practically) 100% sure your
data is safely committed to disk. Further, if data is written to a
directory using safecat (or other implementations of the maildir
algorithm), then every file in that directory is guaranteed to be
complete. If safecat fails to write all of the data, there will be no
file at all in the destination directory.
safecat is licensed under the GNU GPL