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Re: Procmail not picking up matches from Recipe

On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 02:25:49PM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:
> Hi
> I've posted this to the procmail mailing list but include it here in 
> case this is a Debian specific issue?
> I have the following setup:
> Debian Woody - getmail, mutt, exim, procmail.  Mailboxes are maildir
> format AFAIK.
> I am a relative newbie to Linux and a novice when it comes to mail 
> handling.  I've used Nancy
> McGough's guide to setting up procmail and from the logs, procmail 
> appears
> to be working, except that it is not picking up matches as I would 
> expect.
> I've set up two recipes:
> :0
> * ^Subject:.*test
> IN-testing/
> :0
> * ^TO_.*@lists.debian.org
> debian/
> Logfile output from: tac Procmail/pmlog|less:
>   Folder: /var/mail/clive
>   72198
>    Subject: Cron <clive@apollo> /usr/bin/getmail
>    From clive@apollo Sat May 03 13:50:18 2003
>    procmail: Unlocking "/var/mail/clive.lock"
>    procmail: Acquiring kernel-lock
>    procmail: Opening "/var/mail/clive"
>    procmail: Assigning "LASTFOLDER=/var/mail/clive"
>    procmail: Locking "/var/mail/clive.lock"
>    procmail: No match on
>    "(^((Original-)?(Resent-)?(To|Cc|Bcc)|(X-Envelope|Apparently
>    (-Resent)?)-To):(.*[^-a-zA-Z0-9_.])?).*@lists.debian.org"
This is apparently from the TO_ macro. I don't understand 
the need for the one term excluding alphanumerics. But since
the whole term is optional with ?, I don't see how it can affect
the result.

One simple approach might be to try a simple ^To:.*@lists.debian.org
to see if that works, then building up this formula piece by piece to
see where it starts failing.

>    procmail: Assigning "INCLUDERC=/home/clive/Procmail/rc.subscriptions"
>    procmail: No match on "^Subject:.*test"
>    procmail: Assigning "INCLUDERC=/home/clive/Procmail/rc.testing"
>    procmail: Assigning "MAILDIR=/home/clive/Mail"
>    procmail: [3673] Sat May  3 13:50:18 2003
> I am collecting mail every 10 minutes (cron job) and I've been sending
> test messages with the subject " a test 1 " etc.  I'm also receiving

Your recipe for test says the subject must _end_ with 'test'.

> constant posts to debian-user@lists.debian.org and
> debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org but neither the tests nor the debian
> list messages are being picked up by the recipes above; they are just
> dropping into the inbox.
> I suspect that I'm missing something really obvious but having gone
> round in circles for the last 24 hours, I need help ;-)

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