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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Email formatting Post 42908 by norsk hedensk on Thursday 6th of November 2003 06:41:28 PM
Old 11-06-2003
ok this is doing exactly what i want! thanks again Optimus_P

this is what i came up with, with only one problem which ill show you below.

Code:
#!/usr/bin/perl

use Mail::Box::Mbox;

my $folder = Mail::Box::Mbox->new( folder => '/home/joe/mbox' );
my $head = Mail::Message::Head->new;

foreach my $msg ( $folder->messages() )
{
        print "<b>", $msg->replyPrelude($head->get('From')),"</b>";
        print "<b>",$msg->subject(),"</b> \n";
        print $msg->body(),"\n";
}
mbox.pl lines 1-14/14 (END)

however one thing i cant figure out just yet is why $msg->replyPrelude($head->get('From')) only produces output like this :
On Thu Oct 13 04:54:34 1995, someone wrote:
instead of
On Thu Oct 13 04:54:34 1995, username@domain.com wrote:


the documentation at http://perl.overmeer.net is excellent for this module BTW.
 
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Mail::Mbox::MessageParser::Grep(3pm)			User Contributed Perl Documentation		      Mail::Mbox::MessageParser::Grep(3pm)

NAME
Mail::Mbox::MessageParser::Grep - A GNU grep-based mbox folder reader SYNOPSIS
#!/usr/bin/perl use Mail::Mbox::MessageParser; my $filename = 'mail/saved-mail'; my $filehandle = new FileHandle($filename); my $folder_reader = new Mail::Mbox::MessageParser( { 'file_name' => $filename, 'file_handle' => $filehandle, 'enable_grep' => 1, } ); die $folder_reader unless ref $folder_reader; # Any newlines or such before the start of the first email my $prologue = $folder_reader->prologue; print $prologue; # This is the main loop. It's executed once for each email while(!$folder_reader->end_of_file()); { my $email = $folder_reader->read_next_email(); print $email; } DESCRIPTION
This module implements a GNU grep-based mbox folder reader. It can only be used when GNU grep is installed on the system. Users must not instantiate this class directly--use Mail::Mbox::MessageParser instead. The base MessageParser module will automatically manage the use of grep and non-grep implementations. METHODS AND FUNCTIONS The following methods and functions are specific to the Mail::Mbox::MessageParser::Grep package. For additional inherited ones, see the Mail::Mbox::MessageParser documentation. $ref = new( { 'file_name' => <mailbox file name>, 'file_handle' => <mailbox file handle> }); <file_name> - The full filename of the mailbox <file_handle> - An opened file handle for the mailbox The constructor for the class takes two parameters. The file_name parameter is the filename of the mailbox. The file_handle argument is the opened file handle to the mailbox. Returns a reference to a Mail::Mbox::MessageParser object, or a string describing the error. BUGS
No known bugs. Contact david@coppit.org for bug reports and suggestions. AUTHOR
David Coppit <david@coppit.org>. LICENSE
This software is distributed under the terms of the GPL. See the file "LICENSE" for more information. HISTORY
This code was originally part of the grepmail distribution. See http://grepmail.sf.net/ for previous versions of grepmail which included early versions of this code. SEE ALSO
Mail::Mbox::MessageParser perl v5.10.1 2009-08-09 Mail::Mbox::MessageParser::Grep(3pm)

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