After 2.4.0, the structure of the directory holding the index files was changed to have three levels instead of being flat. This greatly reduces the number of files in a given directory, which was a problem for some systems.

The new layout is:

where hostname and filesystem are "sanitized" versions of the names from disklist, i.e. '/' characters are converted to '_' and so on. This new naming convention matches the one used for the text formatted database.

A script is available to convert the flat directory structure to the new layout: msg00428.html

Last updated: $Date: 2002/06/10 15:03:28 $