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Old 10-21-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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Smile search eml file


hello guys, any ideas of a free software to search eml file contents?

What I mean is if i have a hundreds of eml files in a single folder, i just want to search for a keyword or phrase that will search the contents of the eml file and save a text result for eml files that matches the search keyword or phrase.

So there will be no need to open one by one the eml file.

Thank you.
 
Old 10-21-2015, 10:44 PM   #2
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I believe these are text files. If so, a simple grep will help.
Code:
grep <whatever option just prints the file name, not the whole line> keyword *.eml > outputfile
<whatever option just prints the file name, not the whole line> is left as an exercise to the reader.

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Old 10-22-2015, 02:28 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by berndbausch View Post
I believe these are text files. If so, a simple grep will help.
Yes, this is true. And since I was recently forced to do just this kind of operation I can testify that it works. I actually used less to search the .eml file (an Inbox), but grep will work too of course.

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Old 10-22-2015, 02:44 AM   #4
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Hi All, thanks for your reply guys.

Yes it indeed works.

For the benefit of others who will bump to this thread or will have same issue I used this command:

grep -R -H "MyKeyword" *.eml > output.txt

Thank you guys.
 
  


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