OT: combining mbox files

Rodney Green rgreen at TRAYERPRODUCTS.COM
Thu Feb 3 19:50:14 GMT 2005

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Dhawal Doshy wrote:
> 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
> do
> cat $i >> consolidated_file
> echo "" >> consolidated_file
> done
> hope it works.
> - dhawal

Thank you Dhawal! That worked well.


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