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Authored by: ctuft on Oct 04, '02 02:53:47AM

This seems like it would work pretty well, but I found another option. Check out LibPST at:

I was able to get this compiled on my linux system and convert my .pst archives to mbox format without any issues. It's command line and fairly simple to use.

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Re: Another Option
Authored by: mingking on Oct 05, '02 01:07:15AM

Unfortunately I couldn't get this to work for OS X.

I first had to clean up some macros to get it to build. When the bin was run, it created no output. I stepped through the code and it looks like it is looking at a little-endian format with big-endian file accesses. When it reads the signature (the first 4 bytes) they are swapped, and the bin exits.

I don't know yet how to switch for little-endian reading. I know I could re-write it, but I don't want to go there right now. I'm looking for an easier solution.

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Another Option
Authored by: eddyer on Nov 17, '02 09:10:10AM

Being a linux/unix ignoramus, I'll ask "will it run from the command line in OS X?"

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It may now work with OS X
Authored by: mingking on Nov 29, '02 09:52:06PM

It looks like the author recently added support for running libpst on OSX (endianism issues).

As noted in a post of mine below, I got version 0.4 of libpst to build and run on OS X. Unfortunately the tool was unable to export my .pst file. It may just be my file - it may work for others.

I have contacted the author and hopefully he will be able to resolve the issues that I still have (an unexpected header tag in my .pst file).

Anyone that uses libpst should at least send a note of thanks to the author. The amount of work he has put into this is huge - admirable to say the least.

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