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Re: procmail/examples

On Tuesday 16 December 2008, Cameron Simpson wrote:
>On 16Dec2008 21:43, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> wrote:
>| According to the manpages for procmail et all, the source tree has the
>| best examples of its filter syntax in the ./examples directory.
>You have, I presume, exhausted "man procmailex" ?

Only to the extent I'm as confused as ever. :)

>| Unforch, even with the sources repo's enabled in yumex, I am not seeing
>| the src rpm for procmail.
>| So where can I get it?
>I'd go here:
>  http://freshmeat.net/projects/procmail/
>No RPM, but sources.

Thank you, I got it.

>Got a specific problem you're trying to solve?

Yes, the syntax of ~/.procmailrc

I see all the examples, but there is not a real tut as to what a : character 
does when it is not the leading char on the line.  Many other such questions 
are similarly unanswered in the available man pages.

To use the above char as an example, what is the diff between

as the indicator for a new recipe?

Maybe I can decuce that from the srcs I just pulled.  Thanks.

>Cameron Simpson <cs zip com au> DoD#743

Cheers, Gene
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