[dovecot] Using nested folders (was Re: Changing hierarchy separator to '/')

Charlie Brady charlieb-dovecot at e-smith.com
Thu Apr 17 18:28:41 EEST 2003

On 17 Apr 2003, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-04-17 at 00:17, Charlie Brady wrote:
> > As an academic exercise, is there a reason other than Courier 
> > compatibility that subfolders can't be directories nested inside other 
> > directories? IOW, if we use / as the hierarchy separator, could we also 
> > use it in the filesystem paths of folders.
> > (I realise that a reasonable 
> > amount of code would need to change to make this possible).
> It wouldn't need that much code changes, mbox works that way and most of
> the code could be taken from there.

There are significant differences from mbox, because a directory can be
both a maildir and a container of other maildirs. That makes deletion and
rename cases quite different. Or am I imagining these complications?


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