T-bird pop mail files -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Sat Jun 26 16:24:43 UTC 2010

On 26/06/10 07:13, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> On 25/06/10 13:34, Craig White wrote:
>> should work if you can ping it
>> Craig
>    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 .
>    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.
>    If that is possible it is not obvious to me from looking at the man
>    page list of options.
>    What option/s should I be using to copy only the differences?
>    Bob

    The rsync man page has a very long list of options and the
    functional descriptions are not as clear as they might be but it
    appears that the "-u" option accomplishes what I need, at least it
    worked for a test message I sent to myself and was not over-written
    by rsync.

        "-u, --update update only (don't overwrite newer files)"

        [bobg at box9 ~]$ rsync -uav  bobg at box6:/home/bobg/.thunderbird .

    If that is not the best choice I would appreciate advise.



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