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MBOXGREP(1)		    General Commands Manual		   MBOXGREP(1)

NAME
       mboxgrep	- displays email messages matching a pattern

SYNOPSIS
       mboxgrep	[OPTIONS] PATTERN [MAILBOX]

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page	refers to mboxgrep version 0.7.9.

       mboxgrep	scans a	MAILBOX	and displays messages matching PATTERN.

       If a mailbox name is ommited, or	a single dash (-) is given instead, it
       reads from standard input.  It can read mbox folders or output from an-
       other mboxgrep process from standard input.

       mboxgrep	understands POSIX regular expressions, as well as Perl compat-
       ible regular expressions	(if enabled at compile time).  MAILBOX can  be
       either a:

       o      mbox folder (either plain	or compressed)

       o      MH folder

       o      Gnus nnmh	or nnml	folder

       o      qmail-style maildir folder

OPTIONS
       -h, --help
	      Display a	help screen and	exit.

       -V, --version
	      Display version and copyright information	and exit.

       -r, --recursive
	      Descend into directories recursively.

       -E, --extended-regexp
	      PATTERN is an extended regular expression.  This is default.

       -G, --basic-regexp
	      PATTERN is a basic regular expression.

       -P, --perl-regexp
	      PATTERN  is a Perl regular expression.  Works only if enabled at
	      compile time.

       -e, --regexp=PATTERN
	      Use PATTERN as a regular expression.

       -i, --ignore-case
	      Ignore case distinctions.

       -v, --invert-match
	      Select messages which don't match	PATTERN.

       -H, --headers
	      Match PATTERN against message headers.

       -B, --body
	      Match PATTERN against message body.

       -l, --file-lock=METHOD
	      Select file locking METHOD.   METHOD  is	`fcntl',  `flock',  or
	      `none'.

       -nl, --no-file-lock
	      Do  not  lock  files.   This option is meaningful	only if	a mbox
	      folder (see below) is scanned.

       -c, --count
	      Suppress normal output and print a count of matching messages.

       -o, --output=FOLDER
	      Suppress normal output and write messages	to destination	folder
	      FOLDER instead.

       -p, --pipe=COMMAND
	      Pipe each	found message to COMMAND

       -d, --delete
	      Suppress	normal	output	and  delete selected messages instead.
	      Use with caution.

       -nd, --no-duplicates
	      Ignore duplicate messages.

       -m, --mailbox-format=TYPE
	      Select input and output mailbox TYPE.  TYPE can be either	`mbox'
	      (default),  `zmbox'  (meaning `gzip compressed mbox'), `bz2mbox'
	      (meaning `bzip2  compressed  mbox'),  `mh',  `nnml',  `nnmh'  or
	      `maildir'.

EXAMPLES
       o      Search $MAIL for messages	from Dirty Harry:

       mboxgrep	'^From:.*callahan@homicide\.SFPD\.gov' $MAIL

       o      Display all messages contained in	folder ~/Mail/incoming,	except
	      those that appear	to originate from AOL:

       mboxgrep	-v 'Received:.*aol\.com' ~/Mail/incoming

BUGS
       Report them to address below.

NOTICE
       Mboxgrep	was alomost completely rewritten since version	0.5.3.	 Addi-
       tionally, there was no stable 0.6.x branch between 0.5.3	and 0.7.0.

SEE ALSO
       grep(1),	regex(7), perlre(1), mbox(5), RFC 2822

DEDICATION
       Mboxgrep	is dedicated in	loving memory of Vicky,	my cat who died	of tu-
       mor on Sep 12, 2002.

       You haven't been	long with us, but you gave us a	lot  of	 joy  and  all
       your  big  heart	 that  stopped ticking too early.  I will never	forget
       you.  Sleep well, little	friend.

URL
       http://www.mboxgrep.org/

AUTHOR
       Daniel Spiljar <dspiljar@world.std.com>

				  24 Aug 2003			   MBOXGREP(1)

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