File locking of mboxrd-format mbox file
youngoldbloke at gmail.com
Sat Jun 29 03:24:20 UTC 2019
I'm looking at the getmail documentation at
In the Mboxrd destination description it states in red letters:
You must ensure that all other programs accessing any the mbox file
expect mboxrd-format mbox files and the same type of file locking that
you configure getmail to use; failure to do so can cause mbox corruption...
My question is: how do I know what type of file locking that has been in
use all these years of using fetchmail?
BTW, Is "mbox" the standard abbreviation of Mboxrd or is it something
else? I understood that fetchmail has been using mbox format, but I
could have been misled.
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