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I'm trying to make a script that will automatically read incoming mail, parse the recipient, then send a file off to the recipient.
(Name of file = mail.pl)
#!/usr/bin/perl
$mailDir = "/var/spool/mail/"
$user = print `cat <STDIN> | grep To: | cut -b5-`;
print `elm -s Awaiting Mail $user < /tmp/alert";

And the entry in the aliases file goes:
test: "| /home/mail/mail.pl"
is that correct aswell?
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a standard way to filter incoming mail is to configure procmail. It's easy & really usefull. and with procmail you can handle the problem you face perfectly than a perl script.

for more info man procmail & man procmailex
 

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