Open Bug 181058 Opened 18 years ago Updated 2 years ago

news directories are flooded with newsgroupname.dat files

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Filters, defect, minor)

defect
Not set
minor

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(Reporter: bugzilla, Unassigned)

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My news directory has a stupid .dat file along the .msf file. the .dat file only
contains the following info:
version="8"
logging="no"

There's one [newsgroupname.dat] file for each newsgroup.
fx netscape.public.dev.xul.dat

could we wait and create the .dat file ONLY if needed!
-> Seth.
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
Product: MailNews → Core
fixed?
I don't see .dat for all my newsgroups
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Severity: normal → minor
QA Contact: laurel → filters
Tb 2.0.0.6 has these msgFilterRules.dat in all news server group folders with the cited two fields by default.  These are a waste of HDD space being 27 bytes claiming a 4 KB cluster.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Tb 2.0.0.6 has these msgFilterRules.dat in all news server group folders with
> the cited two fields by default.  These are a waste of HDD space being 27 bytes
> claiming a 4 KB cluster.

perhaps related to bug 375292?
do the files have recent dates?
I think I see these files only for groups that have filters.
The msgFilterRules.dat files are showing in all 6 of my news accounts.  Only two accounts have filters set.  That implies that the files are created by default. I see no reason for that action until a filter is actually created.

The files exist in both profiles. All were created on 08/09/2007, the date I created the second profile and worked to restore the primary profile.

Even the accounts with filters do not have any data in the files other than
version="8"
logging="no"

OS is Windows ME. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=375292 is a Linux bug if I read it right.
Comment on attachment 322874 [details]
Screenshot of news account files list

Only the *.prerelease group has a filter to hide Hendrix postings.  All other group.dat and msgFilterRules.dat are default _Empty_Rule_ files.
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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