At 12:32 2001-01-17 -0500, Brian C. Doyle wrote:
IE: RP="info about RP" like put into brackets or quotes or something so
that when i echo out RP in php it is seen as "info about RP" and not info.
Uhm, have you tried to echo it out into the PHP that you're creating by
encapsulating the string in quotes _at the time_, a shell command would be
Better yet have procmail replace all spaces " " with an underscore "_"
Clearly, you should be using sed (which is _not_ part of procmail, but
procmail can easily make use of it).
to escape doublequotes:
switch spaces to underscores:
sed s/\ /_/g
If you elect to insert quotes into the string, you should so so AFTER
escaping in-string quotes. Further, you should probably be aware of
language-specific syntax - for instance, the difference with handling ""
and '' strings, and also variable names found within the string (so you
should escape $ as well, just to be safe)
To amalgamate these into an expression which sed can execute at one invocation:
sed 's/\(["\$]\)/\\\1/g'\;s/\ /_/g\;'s/\(.*\)/\"\1\"/'
I suggest if the above doesn't make clear sense to you that you read up on
regular expressions. There are two applicable ORA (O'Reilly & Associates)
books pertinent here: _Mastering_Regular_Expressions_ and _sed_&_awk_
an example of using that sed regexp in your procmail filter:
SUBJECT=|(formail -zxSubject:|sed 's/\(["\$]\)/\\\1/g'\;
(the regexp should be all on one line)
If you want to test the regexp, construct yourself a text file with
different message strings in it, and then run
sed regexp filename
The escaped sequences will appear out on the terminal.
Disclaimer: there are likely a number of other things which you should take
care to escape and preprocess before emitting material from email into a
script, either for security or mere syntax reasons -- it is your
responsibility to evaluate the scripting syntax - I have merely identified
for you a tool that can do the job, and a script that can specifically
handle what you indicated needed to be converted -- anything further is
your own responsibility, and I specificall disclaim any responsibility for
ill effects you may have from employing anything I have described or
suggested. I only make Warranties for advice given under a consulting
contract with appropriate retainer fees.
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Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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