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advanced message filter

mpick [-F file] [-T] [-v] [-t test] [msgs ...]

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mpick prints all matching messages.

If used interactively, mpick will default to the current sequence. Otherwise, mpick will read filenames from the standard input.

The options are as follows:

file
Read expression from file and only show matching messages, see TESTS. file,
Include whole thread.
test
Only show messages matching the expression test, see TESTS.
Print how many messages were tested and picked to standard error.

mpick tests are given by the following EBNF:
<expr>     ::= <expr> ? <expr> : <expr>  -- ternary operator
             | <expr> || <expr>  -- disjunction
             | <expr> && <expr>  -- conjunction
             | ! <expr>          -- negation
             | ( <expr> )
             | <expr> "|"  <str> -- pipe current mail to command
             | <expr> ">>" <str> -- append current mail to file
             | <expr> ">"  <str> -- write current mail to file
             | <flagprop>
             | <timeprop> <numop> <dur>
             | <numprop> <numop> <num>
             | <hdrprop> <decodeop> <strop> <str>
             | <strprop> <strop> <str>
             | prune             -- do not match further messages in thread
             | print             -- always true value
             | skip              -- always false value
             | <let>
             | <ident>

<flagprop> ::= child | draft | flagged | info | new | parent | passed
             | replied  | seen | selected | trashed

<timeprop> ::= atime | ctime | mtime | date

<numprop>  ::= depth | kept | replies | index | size | total

<numop>    ::= <= | < | >= | > | == | = | !=

<dur>      ::= "./path"          -- mtime of relative path
             | "/path"           -- mtime of absolute path
             | "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS"
             | "YYYY-MM-DD"      -- at midnight
             | "HH:MM:SS"        -- today
             | "HH:MM"           -- today
             | "-[0-9]+d"        -- n days ago at midnight
             | "-[0-9]+h"        -- n hours before now
             | "-[0-9]+m"        -- n minutes before now
             | "-[0-9]+s"        -- n seconds before now
             | [0-9]+            -- absolute epoch time

<num>      ::= [0-9]+ ( c        -- *1
                      | b        -- *512
                      | k        -- *1024
                      | M        -- *1024*1024
                      | G        -- *1024*1024*1024
                      | T )?     -- *1024*1024*1024*1024
             | cur               -- index of cur message

<hdrprop>  ::= from | to | subject | <str>

<decodeop> ::= . addr          -- match address parts
             | . disp          -- match address display parts
             |                 -- empty matches raw headers

<strprop>  ::= path

<strop>    ::= == | = | !=       -- string (in)equality
             | ===    | !===     -- case insensitive string (in)equality
             | ~~     | !~~      -- glob (fnmatch)
             | ~~~    | !~~~     -- case insensitive glob (fnmatch)
             | =~     | !=~ | !~ -- POSIX Extended Regular Expressions
             | =~~    | !=~~     -- case insensitive POSIX Extended Regular Expressions

<str>      ::= " ([^"] | "")+ "  -- use "" for a single " inside "
             | $[A-Za-z0-9_]+    -- environment variable

-- let expressions evaluate the expression following the `in` keyword,
-- the bindings are lazily evaluated.
<let>      ::= { let <ident> = <scope> } in <scope>

-- Inside the scope previously defined idents are replaced with expressions
<scope>    ::= <expr>

<ident>    ::= [A-Za-z_][A-Za-z0-9_]+

The mpick utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

You can pick mails to move them into another maildir.

mv $(mlist ./INBOX | mpick -t 'from =~ "@github"') ./github/cur

Or you can use mpick to pick mails from the current sequence.

mpick -t 'subject =~~ "mblaze"' | mscan

A more advanced mpick expression to pick mails in a certain time span, which are flagged as replied or not seen.

mpick -t 'date >= "2016-01-01" && date < "2017-01-01" && (replied || !seen)'

And to find other mblaze users.

mpick -t '"User-Agent" =~~ "mblaze"' | mscan

lr(1), mailx(1)

Leah Neukirchen <leah@vuxu.org>
Duncan Overbruck <mail@duncano.de>

mpick is in the public domain.

To the extent possible under law, the creator of this work has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

July 30, 2020 x86_64