[Users] [Bug 3990] Deleted address books remain as .bak files

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Thu Mar 22 10:15:24 CET 2018


Ricardo Mones <mones at users.sourceforge.net> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|normal                      |enhancement

--- Comment #1 from Ricardo Mones <mones at users.sourceforge.net> ---
These are not address book files, are backups of the addressbook files, which
may save you some headache in case of accidents.

If you don't want backups you can make a trivial shell script which reviews
your ~/.claws-mail/addrbook folder and removes those addrbook-*.xml.bak files
which don't have the corresponding addrbook-*.xml file. Put it under cron for
automated deletions.

As a general idea I don't think is a good idea that the application making
backups is also able to delete them, but, anyway, this would be a RFE not a

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