At 08:11 PM 1/3/98 +0800, aoc wrote:
newbie question: can someone kindly
explain what the above 'symbols'
mean, and how they differ ?
':' at the beginning of a line marks the very beginning of a rule.
Following this LINE, are condition and delivery line(s).
The '0' following the initial colon is typical in post-v2.90 procmail
scripts - it used to be a number representing the number of conditions to
follow, as I recall, but has for quite some time (since mid 1993) been
simply '0' = "count 'em up and just do them". Since condition lines start
with '*' it is fairly easy for the procmail parser to figure this out.
A ':' following this (or other recipe flags) indicates that there is a
lockfile for this recipe - either manually specified (the path follows the
second colon), or assumed (based upon the delivery line).
I know nothing of "0:" lines - looks bogus to me.
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Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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