T-bird pop mail files -

g geleem at bellsouth.net
Sat Jun 26 11:39:52 UTC 2010

Bob Goodwin wrote:
> On 25/06/10 13:34, Craig White wrote:
>> should work if you can ping it

>     Also, someone suggested using "rsync" [which I asked about several
>     days ago and got no response?]
>     The message suggesting rsync was received in t-bird on the "new"
>     computer [box9] and when I ran:
>         [bobg at box9 ~]$ rsync -av  bobg at box6:/home/bobg/.thunderbird .


 [bobg at box9 ~]$ rsync -a -r -v  bobg at box6:/home/bobg/.thunderbird/ ./

you must have '/' at end of each path.

>     The message was lost. This does a fine job of making both sets of
>     mail files the same, effectively replacing the box9 files with the
>     box6 mail files which was what I wanted to do in the first place.

>     But now I would also like to keep the existing messages and add to
>     box9 any new messages that box6 has collected.

 [bobg at box9 ~]$ rsync -a -r -u -v  bobg at box6:/home/bobg/.thunderbird/ ./

'-u' is update files.


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