Any tips for versioning email with git? Does git work well for email? I thought it might perform badly on the two extremes that email presents: one big file (mbox) or one big folder with lots of small files in it (maildir). I guess you would always want to do 'git add . ; git commit -a;' to avoid having to manually add, rm and commit individual files. I think you might want to somehow auto-generate commit messages for email too.
I can't comment on git for my homedir, because I use hg for that, but I douse git for my email.
Git performs very well on my maildir (~29,000 messages, 754MB) - right now, I have a little script that is called from cron on my server that adds, removes, and commits every so often. Sync generally takes at most10/15 seconds.
The reason I used git for my mail (instead of hg) is that git is just plain faster for this. -- -vs
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