Stan Ryckman asked,
| Can't one avoid writing *any* of the header or body? Something like:
| :0c:log.gz.lock # now I think you need to name the lock
Stan's right about needing to name the lock when the action line is a left
| JUNK="`/usr/local/gnu/bin/date +'%e/%m/%y, %k:%M'`"
| JUNK="`echo $VAR8 lines, $JUNK, $VAR9, $VAR10 | gzip >> log.gz`"
| or am I missing something? (Quite possible :)
No, that doesn't help. With the format
procmail feeds the entire message to the command's stdin.