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Old 01-08-2010, 09:36 AM   #1
gunturian
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Need assistance on shell script


Hi there,

I'm a newbie to shell scripting. Request your help in writing a shell script for the following requirement:

1) scan each incoming mail with conditions on sender name and subject
2) scan the mail body for set of characters and email them.


general usage is as follows:
I get a mail as follows
from: user@domani.com
subject : Urgent, please reply
body : name : xyz
contact : 12345

the script should mail the following as subject line:

n:xyz c:12345

I know procmail is a good option for this, but I'm compelled to use shell script

Thanks in advance for your help
Maddy
 
Old 01-08-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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How do you receive your emails (own mailserver, fetch by POP or IMAP)? How should the shell script be started (automatically on delivery, by hand)? How should the script send the response emails (by sendmail, SMTP, ...)?
 
Old 01-08-2010, 01:50 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by gunturian View Post
Hi there,

I'm a newbie to shell scripting. Request your help in writing a shell script for the following requirement:

1) scan each incoming mail with conditions on sender name and subject
2) scan the mail body for set of characters and email them.

general usage is as follows:
I get a mail as follows
from: user@domani.com
subject : Urgent, please reply
body : name : xyz
contact : 12345

the script should mail the following as subject line:

n:xyz c:12345

I know procmail is a good option for this, but I'm compelled to use shell script
First, this sounds very much like homework.

Second, as is the case here normally...post what you've written so far, and where you're having a problem. We are not going to write a script for you, but will be glad to HELP you figure out a problem.

Procmail, fetchmail, and mailx can all be called via shell scripts. Read the man pages.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 02:15 PM   #4
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Per the LQ Rules, please do not post homework assignments verbatim. We're happy to assist if you have specific questions or have hit a stumbling point, however. Let us know what you've already tried and what references you have used (including class notes, books, and Google searches) and we'll do our best to help. Also, keep in mind that your instructor might also be an LQ member.

Above is the standard reply for homework.

Please feel free to start a new thread that complies with the guidelines.
 
  


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