procmail/formail syntax question

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Oct 23 13:07:21 PDT 2005

On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 03:09:51PM -0400, stan wrote:
> I'm trying to get procmail to rewrite the TO: header. I've tried something like:
> TO=`formail -xTo:`

I think this command is expanded only once, and gives an empty string
because you didn't give formail any input.

> # is moved to "viruses".
> :0:
> * ^X-Virus-Status: Yes
> | formail -I "To: is_virus, $TO"
> But this does not seem to be working.
> What am I doing wrong?

Why don't you put it in an appropriate mailbox directly? E.g:

* ^X-Virus-Status: Yes

* ^X-Spam-Status: Yes

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