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MBOXGREP(1)						      General Commands Manual						       MBOXGREP(1)

mboxgrep - displays email messages matching a pattern SYNOPSIS
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 another mboxgrep process from standard input. mboxgrep understands POSIX regular expressions, as well as Perl compatible 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:.*' $MAIL o Display all messages contained in folder ~/Mail/incoming, except those that appear to originate from AOL: mboxgrep -v 'Received:.*' ~/Mail/incoming BUGS
Report them to address below. NOTICE
Mboxgrep was alomost completely rewritten since version 0.5.3. Additionally, 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 tumor 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 AUTHOR
Daniel Spiljar <> 24 Aug 2003 MBOXGREP(1)

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MSGGREP(1)								GNU								MSGGREP(1)

msggrep - pattern matching on message catalog SYNOPSIS
Extracts all messages of a translation catalog that match a given pattern or belong to some given source files. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. Input file location: INPUTFILE input PO file -D, --directory=DIRECTORY add DIRECTORY to list for input files search If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read. Output file location: -o, --output-file=FILE write output to specified file The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified or if it is -. Message selection: [-N SOURCEFILE]... [-M DOMAINNAME]... [-J MSGCTXT-PATTERN] [-K MSGID-PATTERN] [-T MSGSTR-PATTERN] [-C COMMENT-PATTERN] [-X EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN] A message is selected if it comes from one of the specified source files, or if it comes from one of the specified domains, or if -J is given and its context (msgctxt) matches MSGCTXT-PATTERN, or if -K is given and its key (msgid or msgid_plural) matches MSGID-PATTERN, or if -T is given and its translation (msgstr) matches MSGSTR-PATTERN, or if -C is given and the translator's comment matches COMMENT-PATTERN, or if -X is given and the extracted comment matches EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN. When more than one selection criterion is specified, the set of selected messages is the union of the selected messages of each criterion. MSGCTXT-PATTERN or MSGID-PATTERN or MSGSTR-PATTERN or COMMENT-PATTERN or EXTRACTED-COMMENT-PATTERN syntax: [-E | -F] [-e PATTERN | -f FILE]... PATTERNs are basic regular expressions by default, or extended regular expressions if -E is given, or fixed strings if -F is given. -N, --location=SOURCEFILE select messages extracted from SOURCEFILE -M, --domain=DOMAINNAME select messages belonging to domain DOMAINNAME -J, --msgctxt start of patterns for the msgctxt -K, --msgid start of patterns for the msgid -T, --msgstr start of patterns for the msgstr -C, --comment start of patterns for the translator's comment -X, --extracted-comment start of patterns for the extracted comment -E, --extended-regexp PATTERN is an extended regular expression -F, --fixed-strings PATTERN is a set of newline-separated strings -e, --regexp=PATTERN use PATTERN as a regular expression -f, --file=FILE obtain PATTERN from FILE -i, --ignore-case ignore case distinctions -v, --invert-match output only the messages that do not match any selection criterion Input file syntax: -P, --properties-input input file is in Java .properties syntax --stringtable-input input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax Output details: --color use colors and other text attributes always --color=WHEN use colors and other text attributes if WHEN. WHEN may be 'always', 'never', 'auto', or 'html'. --style=STYLEFILE specify CSS style rule file for --color --no-escape do not use C escapes in output (default) --escape use C escapes in output, no extended chars --force-po write PO file even if empty --indent indented output style --no-location suppress '#: filename:line' lines --add-location preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default) --strict strict Uniforum output style -p, --properties-output write out a Java .properties file --stringtable-output write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file -w, --width=NUMBER set output page width --no-wrap do not break long message lines, longer than the output page width, into several lines --sort-output generate sorted output --sort-by-file sort output by file location Informative output: -h, --help display this help and exit -V, --version output version information and exit AUTHOR
Written by Bruno Haible. REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <>. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2001-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. SEE ALSO
The full documentation for msggrep is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and msggrep programs are properly installed at your site, the command info msggrep should give you access to the complete manual. GNU gettext-tools 0.18.1 June 2010 MSGGREP(1)
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