I have just started playing with EagleFiler to see if it can act as a search engine for mailing list archives I have.
The archives are text files and seem to follow the “standard” mbox format.
I selected a bunch of these files and duly imported them to EagleFiler.
All seemed to work well. Each file was recognised as a mailbox and eaxh message was correctly made into a single record.
However on closer examination I noticed that from a certain point on, the modified dates of all the messages were identical.
Further, when I looked at these messages, they had in their “Date” field, this same modification date. The date in question being “8 October 2006 4:49:44 AM” for the first mailbox and then the same date, one minute later for the next and so on and so on.
BUT, if I look at the text files I imported, they have the correct dates against each message.
This being in the first "From " line.
eg. “From Zzyzx@relia.net Wed Nov 21 09:30:29 2001”
Yet once in EagleFiler the date reads: 8 October 2006 4:49:44 AM
Looking through the files, any date before 9 October 2006 is affected.
In other words, all dates later than 12:00 AM on the 9th of Oct 2006, get read in correctly. Its almost as if the date field gets stuck once October 8 is hit.
This actually happens within one file and all subsequent files end up with the October date.
I thought it might be a buffer thing so imported once more a single file with dates pre the stuck one, but no, they too were all changed to 8 Oct. 206
Is this a bug?