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Re: [vox-tech] program to move message from inbox to folder

På onsdag, 29 september 2004, skrev Charles McLaughlin:
> Hello,
> I want to write a shell script to move messages from a mail spool inbox 
> to a number of folders.  So if there are messages in the inbox, the 
> first message should go to folder1, second message should go to folder2, 
> etc.
> Is there a command I can use in my script to move the first message in 
> the inbox to a folder?  I was thinking procmail, but I don't want to do 
> any pattern matching, I just want to move the first message over and 
> over again.

Offhand, this sound like an easy job if you use a maildir to store the
messages instead of an mbox. (A maildir is a specially arranged directory
structure containing one message per file, while an mbox is a flat file
containing 0--n messages.) See maildir(5) for documentation on this format
and its file-naming conventions.

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