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There is probably an anecdote from the Bell Labs from the early 1970s which either solves your problem or improves your understanding of it.

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Mar
3
comment procmail recipe with a regex doesn't work
The reason this doesn't work at all are the spurious backslashes. You have one in front of the leading * which is a syntax error, and ( \|) only matches the literal string consisting of one space followed by a literal pipe character. Anyway, the idiomatic way to write an optional space is a space followed by a question mark; the ? quantifier means "zero or one of the preceding expression".
Feb
10
revised Why does procmail send a copy of an inbound message to sender if it encounters an exit code?
Invert meaning of zero / non-zero is latter examples
Feb
10
comment What's the safest way to pipe an email to a script via procmail?
It is extremely unclear what you are trying to accomplish. What is the output of footool.sh? If it outputs shell commands that Procmail should interpret (which your first syntax means) then it should escape them properly before printing them. On the other hand, your attempt at a "fixed" solution does nothing of the sort. Please describe your problem in more detail. Until then, nominating for closing as unclear what you are asking.
Feb
10
revised Why does procmail send a copy of an inbound message to sender if it encounters an exit code?
Rearrange so that "the right solution" comes first
Feb
10
comment Why does procmail send a copy of an inbound message to sender if it encounters an exit code?
It is extremely unclear what you are actually trying to accomplish. Could you explain what action Procmail should be taking, in your opinion?
Feb
10
answered Why does procmail send a copy of an inbound message to sender if it encounters an exit code?
Feb
4
comment filter cron emails through procmail?
Incidentally, the lock file (when saving to a folder) and the trailing .* on the Subject: regex are superfluous if not outright wrong. See also partmaps.org/era/procmail/mini-faq.html
Feb
4
comment filter cron emails through procmail?
Add VERBOSE=yes and examine the output in procmail.log for error indications. See also partmaps.org/era/mail/procmail-debug.html
Jan
21
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
18
comment Why is there no “Euro English” locale?
In fact, I have abandoned en_IE for now because I got tired of asking admins to set up this locale for me. While it's technically trivial, the everlasting hassle simply outweighs the convenience.
Sep
6
comment What would make the Simple Emacs Spreadsheet more newbie-friendly?
@Drew: Thanks. In fact, as noted above, I have submitted a bug report. It is pending on getting the necessary paperwork done, and finalization as a proper patch.
Aug
13
comment Messages from syslogd, what do they mean and what do I do?
If you have console access, there are some magic keyboard combinations with the SysRq key you can use to collect more information. Maybe install something like atop to get snapshots you can examine after a crash.
Aug
13
comment How to only output [a-z;A-Z;0-9;|] chars with ksh?
Your CGI script sctually outputs a%7Cd. Maybe you should post a separate question if you need help with that.
Aug
11
comment When to use redirection to stderr in shell scripts
+1 Another paraphrase: make sure stdout is always machine readable, or at least contains useful textual data in a consistent format.
Aug
11
comment How to integrate a multiline awk script in a shell script
What he said, in spades. mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ/050
Jul
24
revised Processing multiple mails in a Postfix mailbox by making cronjob run per second-is that considered good practice?
Regex condition
Jul
24
revised Processing multiple mails in a Postfix mailbox by making cronjob run per second-is that considered good practice?
Clone scenario
Jul
24
comment aliasing cd to pushd - is it a good idea?
Strictly speaking, that's a function, not an alias (but all the better).
Jul
24
revised Processing multiple mails in a Postfix mailbox by making cronjob run per second-is that considered good practice?
Use /tmp for metamail tempdir
Jul
24
comment Processing multiple mails in a Postfix mailbox by making cronjob run per second-is that considered good practice?
Updated the answer. Hope this helps.