SYNOPSISmboxgrep [OPTIONS] PATTERN [MAILBOX]
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page refers to mboxgrep version 0.7.9.
mboxgrep scans a MAILBOX and displays messages matching PATTERN.
If a mailbox name is ommited, or a single dash (-) is given instead, it reads from standard input. It can read mbox folders or output from another mboxgrep process from standard input.
mboxgrep understands POSIX regular expressions, as well as Perl compatible regular expressions (if enabled at compile time). MAILBOX can be either a:
- mbox folder (either plain or compressed)
- MH folder
- Gnus nnmh or nnml folder
- qmail-style maildir folder
- -h, --help
- Display a help screen and exit.
- -V, --version
- Display version and copyright information and exit.
- -r, --recursive
- Descend into directories recursively.
- -E, --extended-regexp
- PATTERN is an extended regular expression. This is default.
- -G, --basic-regexp
- PATTERN is a basic regular expression.
- -P, --perl-regexp
- PATTERN is a Perl regular expression. Works only if enabled at compile time.
- -e, --regexp=PATTERN
- Use PATTERN as a regular expression.
- -i, --ignore-case
- Ignore case distinctions.
- -v, --invert-match
- Select messages which don't match PATTERN.
- -H, --headers
- Match PATTERN against message headers.
- -B, --body
- Match PATTERN against message body.
- -l, --file-lock=METHOD
- Select file locking METHOD. METHOD is `fcntl', `flock', or `none'.
- -nl, --no-file-lock
- Do not lock files. This option is meaningful only if a mbox folder (see below) is scanned.
- -c, --count
- Suppress normal output and print a count of matching messages.
- -o, --output=FOLDER
- Suppress normal output and write messages to destination folder FOLDER instead.
- -p, --pipe=COMMAND
- Pipe each found message to COMMAND
- -d, --delete
- Suppress normal output and delete selected messages instead. Use with caution.
- -nd, --no-duplicates
- Ignore duplicate messages.
- -m, --mailbox-format=TYPE
- Select input and output mailbox TYPE. TYPE can be either `mbox' (default), `zmbox' (meaning `gzip compressed mbox'), `bz2mbox' (meaning `bzip2 compressed mbox'), `mh', `nnml', `nnmh' or `maildir'.
- Search $MAIL for messages from Dirty Harry:
mboxgrep '^From:.*[email protected]\.SFPD\.gov' $MAIL
- Display all messages contained in folder ~/Mail/incoming, except those that appear to originate from AOL:
mboxgrep -v 'Received:.*aol\.com' ~/Mail/incoming
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NOTICEMboxgrep was alomost completely rewritten since version 0.5.3. Additionally, there was no stable 0.6.x branch between 0.5.3 and 0.7.0.
DEDICATIONMboxgrep is dedicated in loving memory of Vicky, my cat who died of tumor on Sep 12, 2002.
You haven't been long with us, but you gave us a lot of joy and all your big heart that stopped ticking too early. I will never forget you. Sleep well, little friend.
AUTHORDaniel Spiljar <[email protected]>