At 16:59 2003-02-11 +0100, Nandita Shenvi did say:
I need to filter the incoming mail i.e all the in coming mails with a ID(ex
11274) in the subject should be fed to a perl script and that is not all, the
perl script should be supplied with this ID.
Any help on this matter , i will be thankful.
| /path/to/perl_script.pl 11274
Of course, it'd help if you ACTUALLY spelled out the real criteria. Might
this ID be enclosed within parens or a bracket, perhaps at the end of the
line, or with specific text before it? Would it only be from certain senders?
Perhaps you mean that the ID may be any of a number of different values and
you want that specific value passed?
Is the perl script a standalone prog that will process the WHOLE message,
or just the headers, or just the body? Or nothing at all? Is it a filter
(intended to modify the message, which would then continue to be processed
by procmail)? Should procmail care what the return value is from the
program? Is it an error condition if the program fails to read the ENTIRE
message that is passed to it?
The above filter answers your question _as_asked_. But I suspect it isn't
REALLY what you want.
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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