I wonder if many of you use KMail on KDE 3.0. It uses a different format of saving mail in your ~/Mail/inbox/ directory. All the mail files are individually saved in files with names like "341900434FJ:S,2"
Because of a terrible failure in the boot-up process, I need to save all my mail files onto floppy (the only backup media I have available to me.
) However, the "cp" command won't work, possibly because of the commas in the filenames?
I tried tarring the entire directory but it complained because my filesystem was read-only at the time and I don't know if tar creates any temp files before moving the archive to the destination. Does anyone have any ideas how I can move my files to floppy before reinstalling my corrupted system?