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Old 07-16-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
robbyrob
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Procmail not starting bash script.


I have a bash script I was given which I am using for work. Its a simple script. Basically I get emails for work which I have to accept the job by clicking a link within the email. So the bash basically just curls to the link i need to accept so that these jobs can get accepted automatically.

So I know that fetchmail is set up right because I am able to get my gmail no probs. When I start fetchmail -v I get no errors. When I check my procmail log I see all the subjects of the email but it does not start the script?? when I check my mail folder the emails are there. I have read on some site that when the script start you should see on the procmail log that the script was executed. I do not see this.

Before starting I have done this;
chmod 600 ~/.fetchmailrc
chmod 600 ~/.procmailrc
chmod 700 myscript.sh

Im thinking so far that it has to be something wrong in the .procmailrc, this is what I have..

Code:
SHELL=/bin/sh
PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/opt/local/bin
MAILDIR=/home/username
LOGFILE=.procmail.log

:0
* ^From:.*sender*
* ^To:.xxxxxxxx@gmail.com
| /bin/sh /home/username/myscript.sh
Also do I have to chmod evertime I am going to run the script?

do you see anything I am missing? Anything stick out in my .procmailrc?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
robbyrob
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ok i think i have fixed this by changing the .procmailrc file as I am at least now seeing it execute my script in the procmail-log. I will have to wait until tomorrow to get an email from my job to test.

I will report back.
 
  


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