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Re: reading an empty directory after reboot is very slow

Quoting Vincent Lefevre (vincent@vinc17.net):
> On 2015-04-22 23:28:46 -0500, David Wright wrote:
> > No, I wasn't expecting mutt to use mairix. But I thought you might be
> > using it. Otherwise, why do you index them?
> I use mairix when I need a "body" search first, otherwise such a
> search would be awfully slow with Mutt. Then I can open the generated
> folder with Mutt, and try to do more filtering to find what I want.

I was under the impression that mairix could do both.

> > I also wondered what the problem would be with putting the thousands
> > of emails in a general purpose database.
> But Mutt can't use such a database.

I was thinking of a scenario where you retrieve the matching emails
and place them in a scratch directory, then run mutt on that folder
so you can still read the results with an email interface.
Of course I have no idea whether you're trying to match a few emails
or thousands at a time.


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