dropping #902736: ITP: maildir-deduplicate -- find and delete duplicated mails in a Maildir
- Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2018 17:19:25 +0200
- From: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: dropping #902736: ITP: maildir-deduplicate -- find and delete duplicated mails in a Maildir
On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 03:34:58AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> * Package name : maildir-deduplicate
> Version : 2.1.0
> Upstream Author : Kevin Deldycke
> * URL : https://maildir-deduplicate.readthedocs.io/en/develop/
> Programming Lang: Python
> Description : find and delete duplicated mails in a Maildir
> This program searches a set of mail folders for duplicated mails. Those
> are notorious when you receive the same notification via different ways,
> get mails crossposted to multiple mailing lists, etc. Detection is done
> by coercing a subset of headers into a canonical form and taking a hash.
> As protection against false positives, message bodies of candidate
> duplicates are diffed as well, rejecting those that don't look similar
> enough. This should avoid most decoration from mailing lists.
> Only the Maildir format is supported.
Turns out the current version sucks too much to deserve packaging.
The version I used for years was a single self-contained script that worked
reliably. Current one:
* uses a long string of libraries with API stability worthy of NPM
(https://github.com/click-contrib/click-log/issues/10 being one of two
needed to even let it load)
* requires an long list of mandatory options instead of taking sane
defaults. For example, what used to be
mdedup deduplicate -n -s delete-non-matching-path -t date-header Maildir/.Trash/
You need to say "deduplicate" just because there's an obscure debug option
that hashes a single file (-H in the old interface), and the author
decided to put regular functionality behind a subcommand!
* prints a lot of crap that used to be tersely given within two lines
* crashes in many mysterious ways -- I dealt with some but ran out of damn
So the only good option would be to stick with the old version, but that one
is Python2 only and unmaintained.
⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀ There's an easy way to tell toy operating systems from real ones.
⣾⠁⢰⠒⠀⣿⡁ Just look at how their shipped fonts display U+1F52B, this makes
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ the intended audience obvious. It's also interesting to see OSes
⠈⠳⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀ go back and forth wrt their intended target.