[Pdx-pm] help with archivemail (python) ??

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 00:56:39 PST 2007

# from John Springer
# on Friday 09 February 2007 08:19 pm:

> Sorry for the foreign language
>request but I'm calling it from a perl script so i should
>get partial credit.

Only if you're giving a talk on Inline::Python in the next 4 months.  If 
you're calling it from a system call, you better use a list context and 
check the return value or else you have to buy the beer :-D

>It's using /tmp and it needs to be /usr/tmp on my system because]
>/tmp is a small partition.  It's crashing with out-of-space on
>	self.mbox_file.write(body)
>	import tempfile
>         temp_name = tempfile.mktemp("retain")

The neat thing about open-source, and particularly interpreted languages 
(no matter how lame) is that you can go find the code and see what it 
does.  Maybe it uses an environment variable.

  perl -e 'print join(", ", @INC), "\n"'


  python -c 'import sys; print sys.path'

.pm becomes .py, $ENV becomes env() or something.

If you get lost, try `python --help`, then get mad at how blindingly 
stupid that error message is while you follow its instructions (but 
maintain your sense of humor and take a moment to laugh at the irony of 
how it refuses to take its own (singular and unambiguous) advice on 
your behalf.)

"If you only know how to use a hammer, every problem begins to look like
a nail."
--Richard B. Johnson

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