[Dovecot] Maildir folder separator

Miquel van Smoorenburg miquels at cistron.nl
Wed Aug 23 16:27:55 EEST 2006

On Tue, 2006-08-22 at 18:11 -0700, Vince Valenti wrote:
> On Tue, August 22, 2006 4:58 pm, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> > Does this character ever show up in UI's? Do end users even need to know
> > about it? If not, can it be outside the printable set? If so, a vertical
> > tab might be a good default.
> I don't believe the user ever sees the folder separator.  However, it
> would be nice to have a 'typable' character so when you're dealing with
> the filesystem hierarchy from a shell, it would be easier to view and
> navigate.
> I vote for a configuration file option.  I'm not sure how feasible it
> would be to change the default at this point since it would break
> everyone's existing installations.

Why not simply escape it. Eg (IMAP) Folder1.Folder.2 -->
(Filesystem) .Folder1.Folder..2 and vice versa.


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