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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] doc: lei-overview: favor Maildir for mutt examples
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:41:09 +0000	[thread overview]
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mboxes are generally horrible for interactive read-write use due
to locking.  Describe our parallel behavior with mutt, since
writing mail can take a long while and being able to read
results as they're written is nice.

We'll also use a gzipped mboxrd for the import example, since
we can decompress gzipped mboxrds automatically, now.
 Documentation/lei-overview.pod | 11 ++++++-----
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/lei-overview.pod b/Documentation/lei-overview.pod
index c1f952c9..70dbf2b5 100644
--- a/Documentation/lei-overview.pod
+++ b/Documentation/lei-overview.pod
@@ -23,9 +23,9 @@ to memoize messages from remotes.
-=item $ lei import mboxrd:t.mbox
+=item $ lei import mboxrd:t.mbox.gz
-Import the messages from an mbox into the local storage.
+Import the messages from a gzipped mboxrd into the local storage.
 =item $ lei blob 59ec517f9
@@ -82,10 +82,11 @@ Search for messages whose subject includes "lei" and "skeleton".
 Do the same, but also report unmatched messages that are in the same
 thread as a matched message.
-=item $ lei q -t -o mboxcl2:t.mbox --mua=mutt s:lei s:skeleton
+=item $ lei q -t -o mdir --mua=mutt s:lei s:skeleton
-Write mboxcl2-formatted results to t.mbox and enter mutt to view the
-file by invoking C<mutt -f %f>.
+Write results to a Maildir at "mdir".  Mutt will be invoked
+to open mfolder (C<mutt -f %f>) while results are being fetched
+and written.
 =item $ lei q kw:flagged L:next

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-03-31  0:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-31  0:41 [PATCH 0/2] lei doc: mail formats Eric Wong
2021-03-31  0:41 ` [PATCH 1/2] doc: add lei-mail-formats(5) manpage Eric Wong
2021-03-31  3:15   ` Kyle Meyer
2021-03-31  0:41 ` Eric Wong [this message]

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