[Users] Move #mh to shared folder.

Thomas Taylor linxt at comcast.net
Fri Apr 5 03:42:43 CEST 2013

On Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:12:04 -0400
Mark Filipak <markfilipak.linux at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2013/4/4 3:03 PM, Abhay S. Kushwaha wrote:
> > On Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:23:28 -0400, Mark wrote:
> >
> >> I want to make '#mh' resolve to '/mnt/hgfs/shared/mail/'
> >> so that the above are relocated to
> >> '/mnt/hgfs/shared/mail/<mail-account-name>/inbox/.claws_cache'
> >> '/mnt/hgfs/shared/mail/<mail-account-name>/inbox/.claws_mark'
> >> '/mnt/hgfs/shared/mail/<mail-account-name>/inbox/.mh_sequences'
> >> '/mnt/hgfs/shared/mail/<mail-account-name>/inbox/1'
> >> '/mnt/hgfs/shared/mail/<mail-account-name>/inbox/2'
> >> '/mnt/hgfs/shared/mail/<mail-account-name>/inbox/3'
> >> and
> >> '/home/mark/<mail-account-name>/' doesn't exist.
> After I do my big mbox importation, I'll have about 50 accounts. I
> want them all to be located at '/mnt/hgfs/shared/mail/' and I'd
> rather not have to move them manually.
> > You could set up a link. Explore "ln" command.
> Thanks, Abhay, but I don't think a link workaround will do what I
> want. What would the link be and how would I make it take effect only
> for Claws? Perhaps I'm misinterpreting what you've suggested - I am,
> after all, a Linux novice. Can you be more specific, please?

A softlink should work fine if you are using Linux.  Don't know what
windows can do.  In Linux, your home folder has a sub-folder called
Mail.  In my case I moved that to a different location (/common/Mail/)
and created a softlink from that back to the home folder.

ln -s /common/Mail/ /home/tom/Mail

That way I am able to have all mail in one location which can be shared
with several Linux distros.


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