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Re: [SLE] saved_mail all gone
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 22:07:43 -0500
  • Message-id: <20040526030743.GD25136@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Doug McGarrett <xx@xxxxx> [05-25-04 21:57]:
> Here is the listing for /Mail/saved_mail
> I don't see anything that could be called index files, or sorted files,
> or anything like that. Now what?
>
> doug@linux:~/Mail> ls
> drafts inbox outbox saved_mail sent-mail trash
> doug@linux:~/Mail> cd saved_mail
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail> ls
> cur new tmp
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail> cd cur
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail/cur> ls
> 1085530773.4314.RbbCw:2,S 1085530963.4314.HlP1i:2,S
> 1085531676.4314.uRNWV:2,S
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail/cur> cd ..
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail> cd new
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail/new> ls
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail/new> cd..
> Error: Try: cd ..
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail/new> cd ..
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail> cd tmp
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail/tmp> ls
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail/tmp> cd ..
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail>
> doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail>
>
> apparently new and tmp are empty. I guess that cur contains just the
> 3 files I can still see.
>
> Is there a way to get a directory tree, like in Windows? This seems
> like a very clumsy way to look at the directory tree.
>
> On Tuesday 25 May 2004 21:37, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > * Doug McGarrett <xx@xxxxx> [05-25-04 19:53]:
> > > In kmail, you can save mail to a "saved_mail" file, which I created.
> > > Or I thought you could. After inputting about 50 or 60 messages, over
> > > the past several weeks, all but 3 are gone. (9.1)
> >
> > cd to the directory Mail/saved_mail and remove *all* the index files,
> > .saved_mail.index, .saved_mail.index.ids and .saved_mail.index.sorted.
> >
> > restart kmail and it will recreate the indexes. If *you* didn't tell
> > kmail to ?expire? the mail, it didn't.
> >
> > > I have _not_ checked anything about expiring messages in the setup.
> > > Must I go back to MSWin and use Eudora? I sure wish there was a
> > > version of that for Linux!
> >

doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail> ls
this will not show you dot files, they are hidden
try
doug@linux:~/Mail/saved_mail> ls -la

>From all appearances and your questions, you would be best served to
read the user guide you rec'd with linux, or some other linux/unix
howto/user guide text.

> Is there a way to get a directory tree, like in Windows? This seems
> like a very clumsy way to look at the directory tree.

hummmm, perhaps 'tree' ?? man tree
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Patrick Shanahan Registered Linux User #207535
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