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Old 07-12-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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forwarding file.. where is it??


where can i alter my forwarding in slackware 11??
thanks
 
Old 07-12-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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What kind of forwarding are you interested in? Email forwarding? Network port forwarding? Web forwarding (redirection)?
 
Old 07-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by macemoneta
What kind of forwarding are you interested in? Email forwarding? Network port forwarding? Web forwarding (redirection)?
1. Where is .forward file in debian?
2. I want to implement script which will parse and get data from email message. When i'm getting email message i want to send this message to my script as parameter. Can i do this through .forward file?

| /home/username/my_script.pl

or something like this?
 
Old 07-13-2007, 06:51 PM   #4
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The .forward file is created in your home directory. Make sure the permissions are 600. Yes, you can include a pipe and script to process the email.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 07:04 PM   #5
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Pipe mail messages

I'm trying pipe my mail messages to another program and than parse.
I've created .forward file in my home directory, set permissions 600 and my file looks like:
Code:
|/home/username/process_messages.pl
/home/username/process_messages.pl - this file exist and has executable permissions

Code:
#!/usr/bin/perl
use strict;
use warnings;

open(EMAIL, ">> emails.dat");
while(<STDIN>) {
    print(EMAIL $_);
}
close(EMAIL);
What's wrong? Why my messages are not forwarding?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-14-2007, 08:24 PM   #6
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Take a look at /var/log/maillog for errors.
 
Old 07-16-2007, 02:51 PM   #7
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It was my bad, I've made a mistake in line:
Code:
open(EMAIL, ">> emails.dat");
should be
Code:
open(EMAIL, "> emails.dat");
How it works for me now:
1. Create .forward file in home directory with permissions 600:
Code:
|/home/<username>/process_messages.pl, /home/<username>/mail/all.messages, "|/usr/bin/procmail -t #bplecs"
2. Create .procmailrc file in home directory with permissions 600:
Code:
PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin
MAILDIR=$HOME/mail      #you'd better make sure it exists
LOGFILE=$MAILDIR/from   #recommended

:0c:
$HOME/mail/backup.messages
3. Create process_messages.pl file to process messages:
Code:
#!/usr/bin/perl
use strict;
use warnings;

open(EMAIL, "> /home/<username>/mail/latest.messages");
while(<>) {
    print(EMAIL $_);
}
close(EMAIL);
4. Create mail directory and files:
$HOME/mail/
- all.messages
- backup.messages
- latest.messages
 
  


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