[linux-elitists] mutt rules!

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Wed Feb 16 18:08:33 PST 2000

Heather writes:

> > Annoyed that mail is piling up from debian-legal and license-discuss
> > because I forgot to restore procmail rules for them, and sick of having
> > a few thousand unread messages, most of which seem to be about whether
> > it's legal for the Debian project to distribe KDE, I:
> > 
> > T~tdebian-legal
> > ;s=debian-legal
> > $
> > 
> > T~tlicense-discuss
> > ;s=license-discuss
> > $
> > 
> > ... just as friendly as procmail itself, if not more so.
> A little bit more time when you drop in, but lots less hit on the process
> table.  It gets done in a burst instead of while it's incoming.  Of course,
> if you pickup via fetchmail, no biggee for you, but it depends how much CPU
> you had to burn.

In this case, it was less a matter of system resources and more a matter
of my own forgetfulness.

But it's true that procmail could use an awful lot of RAM and PIDs and
CPU time for some tasks which could be handled just as effectively in
a batch mode by formail or mutt or something.

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