running procmail on the contents of /var/mail/$USER

William Park opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at
Wed Jul 28 17:41:33 UTC 2004

On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 09:20:30AM -0400, William O'Higgins wrote:
> I recently had a hardware problem that caused a week's downtime, and
> when I first got up and running procmail was not set up, but fetchmail
> was.  The result is that I have a few hundred messages in
> /var/mail/$USER, none of which have been filtered through procmail,
> spamassassin, or razor.  I want to run the whole spoolfile through
> procmail, but I can't figure out how.
> I was looking at formail, and tried things like "formail +1 -ds
> procmail" and "formail -ds < /var/mail/$USER > procmail", but that
> didn't work.  Does anyone know the syntax of this kind of thing?
> Thanks.

didn't work?  More description would help here.  
    mv /var/mail/user tmp
    formail -s procmail < tmp

    man formail
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