The message-copy-directory configuration variable

message-copy-directory specifies a directory to which mail delivered via LMTP/SMTP is copied, if message-copy is set. Its default value is /usr/local/archiveopteryx/messages. If message-copy-directory does not exist or is not writable, Archiveopteryx logs an error at startup and exits. Each file in message-copy-directory contains one or more header lines, namely Error, From and To, then an empty line, then the verbatim received mail message. If there is an Error line, the message was not delivered, and the rest of the line describes the problem. The file's name is a unique string of numbers and hyphens. It ends with "-err" if there was an error injecting the message into the database.

message-copy-directory is a string. Its default value is compilation-dependent.

You can see its current value with the command aox show cf message-copy-directory.

String syntax

Strings may be written as a single unquoted word or quoted with either single or double quotes, as shown in these three examples:

db-password = single.word
db-password = "rock'n'roll" # a 12-character password
db-password = 'two words, quoted' # a 17-character one

Only single-line strings can be used. Single-word strings may contain the characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, dot, hyphen and slash.

Spaces are allowed at the start of the line, before and after '=', and after the value. Comments extend from '#' to the end of the line.

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Last modified: 2010-11-19