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mboxgrep is a small, non-interactive utility that scans mail folders for messages matching regular expressions. It supports basic and extended POSIX, as well as Perl-compatible regular expressions. Selected messages can be either displayed on standard output, counted, deleted, piped to a specified command, or copied to another mailbox. It can read and write mbox (both plain and compressed), MH, nnml, nnmh and maildir folders. Additionally, it can read mbox folders or output of another mboxgrep process from standard input.


User manpages and texinfo manual included


Download version 0.7.9 (unstable)
released on 25 August 2003



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey29 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Daniel Spiljar Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite pcre

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 25 August 2003.


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