Re: Maildir vs. mbox in Debian
>>>>> Christoph Anton Mitterer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> But it also has disadvantages to the mbox formats which may be
> crucial for some people:
> - wasting a lot of storage, which can be significant even if you use
> small file systems block sizes...
Only as long as static mbox files are considered. However,
removing a message from an mbox requires an amount of free space
equal to the size of the mbox in question, sans the message to
be removed. OTOH, removing a message from Maildir requires no
additional filesystem space.
> - full text search will typically be slower, as one has to open/close
> many files
What are the estimates? And wouldn't it be better to use some
kind of a specialized search engine if searching is deemed
“crucial”? I guess that it may render the difference between
the formats somewhat irrelevant.
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