1996-09-04 - Re: How to use procmail

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From: Martin Janzen <janzen@idacom.hp.com>
To: adam@homeport.org (Adam Shostack)
Message Hash: 2c84ffb1023a1948450815ff54ab1f488c042210ab162490ea3f93fa95cbef98
Message ID: <9609042045.AA27973@sabel.idacom.hp.com>
Reply To: <199609042119.QAA06971@homeport.org>
UTC Datetime: 1996-09-04 23:47:56 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 07:47:56 +0800

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From: Martin Janzen <janzen@idacom.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 07:47:56 +0800
To: adam@homeport.org (Adam Shostack)
Subject: Re: How to use procmail
In-Reply-To: <199609042119.QAA06971@homeport.org>
Message-ID: <9609042045.AA27973@sabel.idacom.hp.com>
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Adam Shostack writes:

> Rule introductions  of the form :# are depreciated.  You should always
> use :0, which means any line starting with * is a rule.
> [...]
> And :0: means use a lockfile on the folder.
> [...]
> :0
> *^Subject:.*unsub
> /dev/null

> :0:
> *^TOcypherpunks
> cypherpunks

Thanks, Adam.  I created my .procmailrc a long time ago, using the
old 2.?? version, and now just cut and paste as required.

New procmail users, listen to Adam!  (And read the man page, even
though it's a bit intimidating at first.)