FUD, fud-client

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Aug 13 09:34:14 EDT 2003

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Per Steinar Iversen wrote:

> The fud-client in cyrus-imapd-2.1.14 seems a little broken, or perhaps
> it is the fud-server?

It appears you're calling it in a strange way.

> $ fud-client localhost stens user.stens
> user: stens
> mbox: user.stens
> Number of Recent 0
> Last read: Wed Aug 13 11:37:51 2003
> Last arrived: Wed Aug 13 13:54:38 2003

Looks fine to me.

> But:
> $ fud-client localhost randomstring user.stens
> user: randomstring
> mbox: user.stens
> Number of Recent 1553
> Last read: Thu Jan  1 01:00:00 1970
> Last arrived: Wed Aug 13 13:54:38 2003

The 'randomstring' is telling fud 'show me the seen state of this mailbox
as seen by the user "randomstring"'.  Which, if 'randomstring' isn't a
valid user, is going to be "all messages recent, never opened".

> The only numbers that seems reasonable is the "Last arrived" and "Number
> of Recent" when the fud "user" is a random string and the username.

Doctor! It hurts when I hit my head against the wall! ;)

> It would really be nice to have a utility that listed the number of
> read/unread messages in the INBOX, it is quite useful.

fud is just that utility.  (Of course, it relies on \Recent, not \Seen).


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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