safecat - Safely write data to maildir directory

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package filename safecat-1.13.txz
Package name safecat
Package version 1.13
Package release -
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Category mail sysutils
Download size 16.00 KB
Installed size 35.56 KB
From the safecat README:
safecat is an implementation of D. J. Bernstein's maildir algorithm.
It can be used to write mail messages to a qmail-style maildir, or to
write data to a "spool" directory reliably. There are no lockfiles with
safecat, and nothing is left to chance. If safecat returns a successful
exit status, then you can be (practically) 100%25 sure your data is
safely committed to disk. Further, if data is written to a directory
using safecat (or other implementations of the maildir algorithm),
then every file in that directory is guaranteed to be complete. If
safecat fails to write all of the data, there will be no file at all
in the destination directory.
Of course, you know that such a thing cannot be: between UNIX and
the different hardware options available, a 100%25 guarantee is not
possible. However, safecat takes every precaution possible in writing
your data.
===>   NOTICE:
The safecat port currently does not have a maintainer. As a result, it is
more likely to have unresolved issues, not be up-to-date, or even be removed in
the future. To volunteer to maintain this port, please create an issue at:
More information about port maintainership is available at:


Package Version Architecture Repository
safecat-1.13.txz 1.13 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
safecat-1.13.txz 1.13 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
safecat-1.13.txz 1.13 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
safecat - - -


Type URL
Binary Package safecat-1.13.txz
Source Package sysutils/safecat

Install Howto

Install safecat txz package:

# pkg install safecat

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