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Old 04-12-2016, 09:18 AM   #1
qrange
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Unhappy procmail recipe, match on variable


I have a variable 'SUBJECT' in procmail recipe. How to do a match on its value?

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Old 04-12-2016, 01:05 PM   #2
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Your question is too vague. Procmail doesn't do bash variables, although it utilizes some environment variables. What are you trying to do?
 
Old 04-12-2016, 10:04 PM   #3
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Here is the best procmail tutorial I have found on the innerwebs. It's old, but it's as valid as it ever was.

You use procmail's built-in implementation of regex to specify what you are filtering for and what to do with the results. Here's a sample subject line from my .procmailrc. In this case, all the emails from my LUG include the string "(TWUUG)" (for "Tidewater Unix Users Group") in the subject line, so I filter for that string and place the email in my TWUUG mailbox.

Code:
:0: 
* ^Subject:.*(TWUUG)
TWUUG/

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Old 04-13-2016, 01:49 AM   #4
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thanks all, I've found it:
Code:
VAR1_=Whichever expression you devise
:0:
* VAR1_ ?? regexp
wherever

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