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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.


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";
} 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, wrote:

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

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 for bug reports and suggestions. AUTHOR
David Coppit <>. 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 for previous versions of grepmail which included early versions of this code. SEE ALSO
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