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Re: [SLE] Copy spool mail files?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 03:06:55 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505290306.55679.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 29 May 2005 03:01, Jim Flanagan wrote:
> Is there a way to copy email from one boot /var/spool/mail to a differnt
> boot /var/spool/mail? One is SuSE 9.3 and the other is 8.2. I only have
> 3 users set up so far.

The mbox format used in spool files is very old. You should be able to just
copy the files straight across. Just make sure the ownership is correct, the
default user IDs changed. Your 8.2 by default numbered users from uid 500
while 9.3 starts at 1000

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