Re: 2 things
Dan Christensen <jdchrist <at> math.mit.edu>
1997-07-02 01:34:00 GMT
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <larsi <at> gnus.org> writes:
> Frederic Corne <frederic.corne <at> erli.fr> writes:
> > - conpressing my nnfolders.
> > After sometime, I archive one ore more folder by renaming it. To save space
> > I wish to compress these folders. With nnbabyl format there is not problem
> > but this is impossible with nnfolder. What I can do ?
> You can compress the folders, but you have to subscribe to the groups
> as "folder.name.gz".
What I've done with some of my less frequently accessed folders is
compress them to folder.name.gz and then rename them back to the
original folder.name. In my .emacs I enable a package called crypt++
which adds a hook to emacs's find-file stuff: when a compressed file
is read it is automatically decompressed, and when it is written, it
is compressed first. So the compression and decompression are
completely transparent to the users and to Gnus.
So far it works fine. (Although, if I do gnus-no-server it opens
each folder in turn which means that each file needs to be decompressed,
and that takes forever. Is this a bug in gnus-no-server? Why does
it need to read each folder, while gnus doesn't?)
jdc <at> math.jhu.edu