on Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 03:53:08AM -0600, Ron Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 01:36, Karsten M. Self wrote: > > maildir. Much better performance, more flexible, you can access > > messages as individual files, and more robust. Plus 'From' doesn't need > > to be escaped at start of line. > > Why better performance? If there's lots of messages, directory > manipulation becomes very slow (at least on IDE drive). Directory insertion/deletion (Maildir) vs. file insertion/deletion (mbox). Mailder is far more robust (djb gets _some_ things right). And deals with simultaneous access and multiple updates (say, d-u, where I typically get new mail every few minutes) far better than mbox. I try to keep my mailboxes <1k messages, though with Maildir I've had 20k+ messages with few problems. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Bush/Cheney '04: Four More Wars!
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