Re: getting procmail to pipe to a gzipped file
On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 01:25:37PM +1000, email@example.com wrote:
> On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 10:20:51PM -0400, Rob Mahurin wrote:
> > Try "| gzip -c >> testing.gz".
> That still seems to not work when I sent a mail with Subject: gzip
> And I know the condition works since if I remove the gzip pipe and just
> place a filename there then it does append to it OK.
Hmmm ... worked for me here, but I'm not sure what your definition of
"working" is. When I used that syntax I got a file called
Mail/testing.gz, which gunzip transformed into a normal-looking mbox
file. mutt, however, said (rightly) that the compressed file was not
For what it's worth, I have procmail v3.13.1 1999/04/05 and Mutt 1.2.5i.
> > How will you read mail from the compressed box?
> I was going to use zless. That should work shouldn't it?
Well, only as well as "less /var/mail/$USER". That doesn't seem to me
like a very effective way to read a mailing list archive with
thousands of threaded messages; I have trouble when I can see all the
headers. I can't think of a better way, though. Chalk it up as a
wishlist bug for mutt 2.0.
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