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Re: ITP: mboxgrep -- Grep through mailboxes

On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 02:32:02PM +0100, Guido Guenther wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 01:27:24PM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > On Monday 8 January 2001, at 9 h 5, the keyboard of Tollef Fog Heen 
> > <tollef@add.no> wrote:
> >  
> > > I intend to package mboxgrep, a utility which greps mailboxes.
> > 
> > BTW, we already have sgrep, which is fine for that purpose.
> and grepmail...
> Package: grepmail
> Description: search mailboxes for mail matching an expression
>  Grepmail looks for mail messages containing a pattern, and prints the
>  resulting messages. It can handle compressed mailbox files, and can search
>  the header or body of emails. Usage is very similar to grep.

... which afaik only understands (zipped) mbox-format. Of course you
can use something like
"find ~/mail -type f | xargs grepmail pattern",
for Maildir (or mh).
              cu andreas

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