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Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 06:55:34 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: obfuscating e-mails in RPM specs

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 08:24:57PM +0200, Andreas Ericsson wrote:
> Solar Designer wrote:
> >The syntax we might use is this:
> >
> >* Sat Sep 24 2005 Solar Designer <solar at> 3.6.1p2-owl15
> This is a bit too common. Most harvesting engines will understand it if 
> they try at all.

I've been using the above syntax on websites for a few years and it's
worked well so far.  I realize that it's only a matter of time until
_some_ (definitely not all) harvesting bots will start to pick it up.

> Others are doing the same with various syntaxes.

In RPM spec files?

If you're aware of some examples, please point me at them.

Anyway, I am now converting our spec files to use the following syntax:

-* Fri May 06 2005 Solar Designer <> 1.0.3-owl1
+* Fri May 06 2005 Solar Designer <> 1.0.3-owl1

E-mail addresses not in RPM %changelog's (in comments, in documentation
files, etc.) will continue to use spaces instead of the dashes.

Thanks to everyone who responded!


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