blank space in mailbox name - thanks

Mike & Robyn Cairns mikeandrobbi at
Thu May 8 00:46:53 EDT 2003

Thanks fellow list members,

Problem of how best to migrate users from one release to the next solved, 
thanks to first posting by Simon containing the following script:

cd /var/spool/imap/user
for i in `ls`
  reconstruct -rf user.$i

After copying the contents of /var/spool/imap/user/* as well as 
/var/imap/mailboxes.db from the old machine to the new one then running the 
'reconstruct' as a shell command above (instead of running it within cyradm) 
the mailboxes are rebuilt correctly.

Still confused as to why 'reconstruct -r' is advertised as working inside 
the cyradm facility but:
a) does not seem to act on the -r recursive flag, and
b) will not tolerate blank spaces in mailbox names as far as we can 
but we can continue without this knowledge for now.

many regards
Mike Cairns

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