I am using procmail 3.10 under SunOS 4.1.4. I had developed a
recipe for discarding specified emails and making a compact, one-line
entry in the logfile. I wanted to add one more field to the record,
and after an inquiry on this list, I adapted a generous contribution.
Now, however, for every entry, I am actually getting two identical
entries for every file processed, and I have not been able to determine
the cause of the duplication. (Duplicate entries, of course, are
better than no entry.)
The basic mail-discarding entry looks like this:
* <---- any conditions needed to select a piece of mail to discard
And bitbucket.rc, which is intended to be reusable, looks like
# Turn on logging so we can record the action
THEDATE=`formail -zxDate:` # When was it mailed?
WHOFROM=`formail -zxFrom:` # Whom did this request come from?
THESUBJ=`formail -zxSubj:` # What is the subject?
# Get message size (recipe from David W. Tamkin, slightly modified)
:0HBc # note trailing period in first condition line
* 1^1 .
* 1^1 ^.*$
THESIZE = $=
# Log disposition; splitting "" across lines is deliberate
LOG="Discarded file: $THEDATE $WHOFROM $THESUBJ Size: $THESIZE
# Reset logging to what it normally is for procmail
:0 # Trash this piece
I have tinkered with this recipe, and I do not claim it is the most
efficient way to discard mail and compactly record the fact of the
discard, but it was working just fine _until_ I added the modified code
to get the message size and put it into the logging record. That is
when the duplication started. (Note: $VERBOSITY and $LOGGING are set
early on in .procmailrc, which calls the actual mail processing recipe
file with INCLUDERC.)
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