[CrackMonkey] for all you Pine fans
joakim at helixcode.com
Fri Nov 10 19:03:24 PST 2000
On Sat, Nov 11, 2000 at 02:02:47AM +0000, Tom Gilbert wrote:
> * Joakim Ziegler (joakim at helixcode.com) wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 05:38:31PM -0800, Michael Jennings wrote:
>>> On Friday, 10 November 2000, at 20:19:54 (-0600),
>>> Joakim Ziegler wrote:
>>>>>> Of course, Evolution opens a 50k mail mbox in less than a second,
>>>>>> if you've opened it before, so it can index it.
>>> Bummer. Mutt opens my 50k mbox-format mailbox instantaneously. The
>>> *total* startup time for mutt is less than a second.
>> mutt doesn't really open the mailboxes on startup. Opening them is when you
>> change to them. What system is this? I've never seen mutt open anything of
>> considerable size "instantaneously".
> I think you meant 50k == 50,000 messages, and Michael was going for 50k
> bytes? Mutt opens a 7.7Mb mailbox in 3 seconds or so here (opening as in
> scanning headers and forming threads). (PII 450). 50kb is of course
> instantaneous :-)
> The thing is, I am of the opinion that anyone with a 50,000 message
> mailbox needs to seriously look at their mail archiving policy...
Yeah, the 50k mail mbox is not something I have, it's something I made by
concatenating a lot of mailboxes I had laying around, specifically to test
That being said, my largest mailboxes are around 10k mails or so
(high-traffic mailing lists, as well as CVS commit lists), which takes mutt
quite a few seconds to open.
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