T-bird pop mail files -
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
> 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?
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
"-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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