lr_processmail(1) read an email message and invoke lr_log2mail(1)


lr_processmail service


lr_processmail reads an email message from STDIN, parses the message using lr_getbody(1) and invokes lr_log2mail(1) to process the extracted log file.

The environment variable LR_ID is used as an identifier, which shows up in debug messages, and in names of temporary files, so that Lire jobs can get tracked. A Lire job currently is identified with one email message or log file.

This script is invoked by lr_spool(1).

The files specified in the lr_mail_signature and lr_mail_disclaimer configurartion variables are sent along the generated report.

If an error occurs in the report generation process, an email message explaining possible sources for the error will be sent to the email addresses.

The -o xml format is useful in the case the log file was anonymized so that it can be deanonymized before being formatted using lr_xml2report(1) or lr_xml2mail(1). When using that format, the file specified in the lr_mail_explanation configuration variable will be included in the outgoing message.


 $ lr_processmail combined < /var/spool/lire/done/985327208.21242.mailhost


$Id:,v 1.16 2006/07/23 13:16:33 vanbaal Exp $


Joost van Baal <[email protected]>, based on an idea by Edwin Groothuis


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