General-Purpose Mail Package
|Official GNU Software|
This command fixes attributes and UID assignments in ‘maildir’ mailboxes created by mailutils versions prior to 3.10.90.
Attribute flags used in ‘maildir’ mailboxes by these versions of
mailutils were a bit different from those described in the original
description of the ‘maildir’ format11
and those used by another implementations. The discrepancy has been
reported in the Mailutils bug tracker12
and was fixed in version 3.10.90. Along with this fix, measures has
been taken to ensure persistence of UID assignments between different
sessions. Starting from version 3.10.90, whenever
library opens a maildir mailbox, it determines the version that
created it. If the mailbox is writable and the library determines
that the mailbox is affected by the two problems described above, it
fixes the mailbox on the fly. This process is completely transparent
to the user.
If you operate a site with a large number of mailboxes in
‘maildir’ formats, you may choose to fix up all of them at once.
That’s what the
maildir_fixup command is for. It takes one
or more directory names as its arguments and recursively scans these
directories in search for ‘maildir’ mailboxes. Each mailbox
found is analyzed and a fix-up is performed, if necessary. If a
mailbox is already in the new format, it remains untouched.
The following options modify the program’s behavior:
List each maildir name before processing it.
Don’t touch maildirs, just print their names,
maildir_fixup tool reads main mailutils configuration
file by default. It looks for program-specific settings in the
section ‘program maildir_fixup’. If the
is present that has a directory name as its argument, the file
maildir_fixup is looked up in that directory and parsed, if
The program uses the following configuration statements:
|debug||See debug statement.|
|locking||See locking statement.|
|mandatory-locking||See mandatory-locking statement.|
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