David Hunt asked,
| I have begun using procmail (3.11pre7) on another ISP (teleport.com)
| and was puzzled by the way procmail handled a broken regexp in a
| condition line. The regexp was broken due syntax-error from a missing
| ')', and procmail reported that in the logfile. Yet procmail still
| considered it a 'Match'. Is this usual and appropriate for this
| version of procmail? On another site using 3.11pre4 a broken regexp
| won't match. Any have an explanation?
| logfile excerpt:
| procmail: Invalid regexp "^From: .*\<(dnhunt|wjh|the([+][-a-z0-9.+]+)?@"
| procmail: Match on "^From: .*\<(dnhunt|wjh|the([+][-a-z0-9.+]+)?@"
I get the same results with 3.11pre7. Apparently procmail assumes that
the missing right parenthesis comes at the end, or at least I could not
get it to behave otherwise. My guess, though, is that David [Hunt, not me]
really wanted the missing right parenthesis between the question mark and
the at-sign, so before he corrected it procmail might have falsely matched
occurrences of ^From: .*\<(dnhunt|wjh)([^(_at_)]|$) if any messages like that