On Thu, 2012-11-29 at 15:20 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote: > On 2012-11-29 01:28:37 +0100, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote: > > 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... > This is a problem with the file system, not with maildir. Well I don't think you can say that so easily... or at least not in practise... cause all the major filesystems seem to have this "problem". Even if you use Reiser3 - which has anyway issues - that packed mode has it's other drawbacks... > http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~theom/riscos/docs/ultimate/a252efmt.txt > (just for the pleasure of citing mail from 1990 :) :D > Now, I would say that in general, the wasted space is small compared > to large attachments. And if you have only text and care about disk > space, you should consider a compressed format, not "pure mbox". Well it's not that small: http://dovecot.org/pipermail/dovecot/2012-October/069130.html > This depends. I index my archive mailbox with mairix, and with mairix, > it is better to use maildir as a search result is built with symlinks > instead of copying the individual mail messages. Do these tools (mairix, notmuch, etc.) also help with real full text search? I just though they'd index some stuff. Chris.
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