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       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>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system  (but
       may be used by others).

                                March 26, 2003