VAX-to-UNIX mail conversion This is a memo prepared by Bill Seligman on 11-Jan-1999. It describes how to convert VAX mail folders into a form that can be read by standard mail programs such as Pine. This memo is a supplement to the VAX Migration memo by Dave Leon

Quick Summary

The actual procedure for converting VAX mail to UNIX format is now quite simple. The following is a brief command summary of what's needed. The procedure is explained in more detail below.

On the VAX On Nevis1
$ MAIL
$ SET FORWARD SMTP%"""unixname@NEVIS1.COLUMBIA.EDU"""
$ DIR/FOL
$ SET FOL foldername
$ EXTRACT/ALL/MAIL foldername.VXM
! ... repeat the above two lines for all 
!     your folders, including MAIL
$ EXIT
$ FTP NEVIS1
$ MPUT *.VXM 
$ EXIT 
# /usr/local/adm/vax2unix.pl *.vxm
# mkdir mail/
# mv *.vxm mail/

# # If unixname .NE. vaxname, make
# # sure that /etc/aliases is set
# # up (see below).

Note added 16-Mar-2009: This was the Perl script that we used: vax2unix.pl.

The VAX part of the conversion

The UNIX part of the conversion


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