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Re: repeat messages [solved]

1996-06-23 21:06:48
Guy Geens on Sun, 23 Jun 1996 wrote:

On Sun, 23 Jun 1996, Timothy J. Luoma wrote:

I imagine that I can use 'formail' to fix this, but I checked the  
manpage and wasn't able to figure it out. I imagine it is simple,
but I don't understand how to do it.

Try this:

formail -s procmail nodups.rc <mailbox

The file nodups.rc should contain:

When a duplicat is found, formail -D will return 0, so procmail
will end
|formail -D 8192 idfile

If we get here, we know it's a new message

Please note: if you want to incorporate this in a .procmailrc that 
processes incoming mail, be sure to add lockfiles.

Well, it worked, and damn well too...

To tell you how bad I had screwed things up, this process cut one  
mailbox from 1017 message to 369 (1.9 megs difference in size)!

Thanks very much for a very clear answer.


Timothy J. Luoma, currently with nothing witty to put in his .sig
luomat(_at_)nerc(_dot_)com  <<--NEW address (NeXT/MIME OK!)

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