lbdb-fetchaddr - grab addresses from mails add append them to lbdb
lbdb-fetchaddr [-d dateformat] [-x headerfieldlist] [-c charset] [-a]
lbdb-fetchaddr is a shell script which reads a mail on stdin. It
extracts the contents of some header fields (default: ‘From:’, ‘To:’,
‘Cc:’, ‘Resent-From:’, and ‘Resent-To:’) from the mail header (only
addresses with a real name) and appends them to
$HOME/.lbdb/m_inmail.list. For performance issues lbdb-fetchaddr
appends new addresses to this file without removing duplicates. To get
rid of duplicates, the program lbdb-munge exists, which is run by
m_inmail if needed and removes duplicates.
To use this program, put the following lines into your
lbdb-fetchaddr writes the actual date to the third column of the
database by using strftime(3). It uses "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M" as the default
date format (e.g. "1999-04-29 14:33"). You can change this by using the
-d option to select a different date format string as parameter of
lbdb-fetchaddr command like
| lbdb-fetchaddr -d "%y-%m-%d"
which results in e.g. "99-04-29".
-v Print version number of lbdb-fetchaddr.
-h Print short help of lbdb-fetchaddr.
Use the given date format using strftime(3) syntax.
A colon separated list of header fields, which should be
searched for mail addresses. If this option isn’t given, we
fall back to ‘from:to:cc:resent-from:resent-to’.
The charset which will be used to write the database. This
should be the charset which the application expects (normally
the one from your current locale). If this option isn’t given,
we fall back to ‘iso-8859-15’.
-a Also grab addresses without a real name. Use the local part of
the mail address as real name.
lbdbq(1), lbdb_dotlock(1), procmail(1), procmailrc(5), strftime(3).
Most of the really interesting code of this program (namely, the RFC
822 address parser used by lbdb-fetchaddr) was stolen from Michael
Elkins’ mutt mail user agent. Additional credits go to Brandon Long for
putting the query functionality into mutt.
The lbdb package was written by Thomas Roessler <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
is now maintained and extended by Roland Rosenfeld