[sylpheed:31818] Re: MH filenames

Don Koch aardvark at krl.com
Wed Oct 10 09:46:17 JST 2007

On Mon, 8 Oct 2007 14:46:47 -0400
Celejar wrote:

> Hi Hiro and list,
> The developer / maintainer of the Mail::Box::MH Perl module seems to
> assume that (non-empty) MH folders always contain a message with the
> filename '1' [0].  Sylpheed clearly doesn't follow that convention.
> Does anyone have any information about the MH specification?
> [0] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=442912#93 (see the
> rest of the bug report for context)
> Celejar

There is no requirement for a '1' file to be present.  If a user deletes the
first mail file and doesn't pack the folder, there will be no such file.
An invalid assumption was made on the part of the author of said code.
A non-empty folder is one in which there is at least one file that has
a name with only digits in it.


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