[Dovecot] imap locking spool?
hedges at scriptdolphin.org
Tue Mar 3 23:54:56 EET 2009
How does IMAP lock the /var/spool/mail/user file?
Here's my problem: I'm writing a script to expire old or
oversize mail through a series of archive folders. I don't
want to take the whole server down to do this, nor does it
seem like I would have to lock the user out entirely if I
can manage to emulate the locks correctly.
I am able to lock /var/spool/mail/user (and ~user/mail/*)
from procmail, dovecot popmail, and openwebmail using
What do I do to prevent dovecot imap from writing the spool
and various mbox files while my script is running? Just
posix fcntl on the various files?
I'm trying to use Mail::Box in perl which I'm having some
problems with, corresponding with the developer, but if
anyone has any easy way out I would appreciate the advice
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