EXIGREP - Search Exim's main log
exigrep [-l] pattern [log file] ...
The exigrep utility is a Perl script that searches one or more main log
files for entries that match a given pattern. When it finds a match,
it extracts all the log entries for the relevant message, not just
those that match the pattern. Thus, exigrep can extract complete log
entries for a given message, or all mail for a given user, or for a
given host, for example.
The -l flag means 'literal', that is, treat all characters in the
pattern as standing for themselves. Otherwise the pattern must be a
Perl regular expression. The pattern match is case-insensitive. If no
file names are given on the command line, the standard input is read.
If the location of a zcat command is known from the definition of
ZCAT_COMMAND in Local/Makefile, exigrep automatically passes any file
whose name ends in COMPRESS_SUFFIX through zcat as it searches it.
This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff
than us and has more experience in writing manual pages, any patches
would be greatly appreciated.
exim(8), perlre(1), /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/
This manual page was stitched together from spec.txt by Andreas Metzler
<ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but
may be used by others).
March 26, 2003