This directory is the home of a Procmail FAQ.
As most actively maintained documents, it is always more or less
There are now two mirrors of this site. Please use the mirrors if you can.
The URL of the original site is
- United States
- United Kingdom
Here is a listing of the pages you'll find here:
As indicated, this is work in progress.
I very much appreciate
any kind of feedback on this
(broken links, broken examples, broken English ...
or anything else you wish to comment on).
- Main Course
- Files from the Procmail distribution
The "original" Procmail FAQ
by Procmail's author, Stephen van den Berg.
This "original FAQ" is still maintained as part of the Procmail
but targets a somewhat different audience than the mini-FAQ.
(The HTML version here is not "official";
there is also a copy of the
from the 3.11pre7 distribution.)
The manual pages (crude col -b format);
Please note that some things in the man pages
are site-specific. You really should attempt
to get the man pages installed locally.
Various other documents from the Procmail distribution;
Revision histories of
the FAQ itself
the links page
Mail me if you wish to contribute!
Here's where to
(get 3.11pre7, it's quite stable)
If you have material which matches any of the following,
or think you can help implement any of these ideas,
For the FAQ
What to remove :-)
More known bugs and gotchas
Include list of known Procmail mirrors in an appendix
Move more newbie-level material (e.g. efficiency tips)
The virtual domain/don't do that question should
perhaps be its own "chapter" after all
(just like the "syntax" section is actually about file locking
and regular expressions, the "advanced" section
could be about how mail delivery works and why
some things are bad ideas)
For the Links page
Does anybody keep a surfable copy of the Best Of archive on-line?
Better newbie links
(Is there anyplace better than Yahoo to start looking?
There must be introductory texts about shell programming
and regular expressions that are actually not bad
and/or tied to a very specific environment)
Is there anything for converting the rahul.net patterns to
Clarify for myself what the distinction between "newbie" and "rocket science"
really should be
"Virtual Best Of" with links to good articles in the archives?
For the author
Grammer && fakt chekr
(Er, that would be "gremmar". Hope this helps.)
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