Re: procmail filter to catch ????????????????????
On Tue, 19 Feb 2002 13:53:20 +0000
Anthony Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Thats where the text is in Chinese or Korean or some such character
> > set. Just set procmail to block that character set and you'll never see
> > them again. Unless of course you do speak Korean in which case its back
> > to the drawing board ;-)
> I know that's what it is but my question is: how do I block it?
> Actually I made a mistake in posting the filter I've tried; it's
> * ^Subject:.*[\0-9\][\0-9\][\0-9\][\0-9\][\0-9\]
> From my reading of the regexp docs I thught this should catch all long
> number sequences enclosed in \, but I don't think it's right.
Speaking of regexp there are are two nice programs which allows you to
interactively check them (sort of like a spellcheck): regexplorer and
visual-regexp. The latter even has a "Make regexp" function that allows
you to "compute" a regexp from a given word list. The results aren't
always as elegant as can be. But they do give you a hint, especially if
you're new at ,say, procmail rules writing.