Walter Haidinger wrote,
| How do I have several words in a variable defined in .procmailrc ?
| That is, I wanted sendmail to queue the mail (i.e. not deliver) in
| the directory /var/mqueue.incoming.
| First, I tried:
| SENDMAILFLAGS="-oQ/var/mqueue.incoming -odq"
| Result: sendmail complained that it could not chdir to
| `/var/mqueue.incoming -odq'
| Next attempt:
| SENDMAILFLAGS=-oQ/var/mqueue.incoming -odq
| Result: Only the first argument is passed. Verified using $LOGNAME.
| Of course, I could have a variable for each word, doing...
| | $SENDMAIL $SMFLAG1 $SMFLAG2 $SMFLAG3 ... <recipient>
| but this isn't quite what I had in mind. Any idea?
Procmail translates ! into | "$SENDMAIL" "$SENDMAILFLAGS" as the
procmailrc(5) man page warns us. By the rules of sh quoting, that explains
the results both times.
My suggestion: since you need a soft space inside $SENDMAILFLAGS, use the
quotes when you define $SENDMAILFLAGS but do this instead of using the !
operator for forwarding:
| $SENDMAIL $SENDMAILFLAGS addr1 addr2 addr3 ...
That will split the words that make up $SENDMAILFLAGS.