using regex substitution on BASH variables
On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 01:05:08PM +0100, Philipp Weis wrote:
> On 26 Jan 2004, Matt Price <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > So I asusme the script is running, but it's not receiving the data it
> > needs, or at least not understanding it.
> Procmail sends the message via STDIN, so you would have to read it from
> there. As you have to read the message more than once for the different
> formail calls, it would probably be best to save the message in a
> temporary file and read it from there afterwards. So put a
> msg=`tempfile`; cat > "$msg"
> on top of your script and replace all $@'s with $msg. Don't forget to
> delete $msg when your done.
Thanks for this, that fixed the initial probem.
A follow up: I'd like to strip the '@' sign from user addresses as a
minimal precaution against spam-oriented webcrawlers. so I have a
FROM=`formail -x From: <$msg`
which has the value:
Matt Price <email@example.com>
Now, if this information were stored in a file, it would be simple to
manipulate with regex's:
sed 's/@/ -at- /' addressfile
But I don't see an obvious way to get sed or awwk to take variable values
as input. I can do the following:
FROM=`formail -x"From:" < "$msg"` ;
echo $FROM > tempfrom
FROM=$(sed 's/@/ -at- /' tempfrom)
but this strikes me as awkward. Is there a better way?