OT: combining mbox files

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM
Thu Feb 3 14:55:47 GMT 2005

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Rodney Green wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to combine quarantined mail files, which are in mbox
> format, to a single file. When I run 'cat * >> newfile' the files are
> combined, but there is no whitespace between each message. I need there
> to be whitespace between each message; whatever is normally required for
> an mbox file containg multiples message. Can anyone offer advise please?
> Thanks,
> Rod

Create a list of all you required files, typically 'ls > list_of_files'
if they are all in one place OR use the find command to do it.

Next do this on the bash (or whatever shell you use) prompt..

for i in `cat list_of_files` # note these are backticks and not quotes
cat $i >> consolidated_file
echo "" >> consolidated_file

hope it works.

- dhawal

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