Commands by bogomips (2)

  • Copies an entire hierarchy of mailboxes from the named POP3/IMAP/etc. source to the named destination. Mailboxes are created on the destination as needed. NOTE: The 'mailutil' is Washington's University 'mailutil' (apt-get install uw-mailutils). More examples mailutil transfer {imap.gmail.com/ssl/user=you@gmail.com}INBOX Gmail/ ; mailutil check imap.gmail.com/ssl/user=you@gmail.com}\[Gmail\]/Spam If you use the utility in the first, append -v|-d flag(s) to the end the commands above (man mailutil).


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    mailutil transfer {imap.gmail.com/ssl/user=john@gmail.com} Gmail/
    bogomips · 2010-10-07 07:30:00 1
  • The gzexe utility allows you to compress executables in place and have them automatically uncompress and execute when you run them. FYI: You can compress any executable sha-bang scripts as well (py, pl, sh, tcl, etc.).


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    gzexe name ...
    bogomips · 2010-09-27 19:57:43 0

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