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Mail::Box::Search::GreUsermContributed Perl DocumeMail::Box::Search::Grep(3pm)

       Mail::Box::Search::Grep - select messages within a mail box like grep

          is a Mail::Box::Search
          is a Mail::Reporter

        use Mail::Box::Manager;
        my $mgr    = Mail::Box::Manager->new;
        my $folder = $mgr->open('Inbox');

        my $filter = Mail::Box::Search::Grep->new
           ( label => 'selected'
           , in => 'BODY', match => qr/abc?d*e/

        my @msgs   = $filter->search($folder);

        my $filter = Mail::Box::Search::Grep->new
          ( field => 'To'
          , match => $my_email

        if($filter->search($message)) {...}

       Try to find some text strings in the header and footer of messages.
       Various ways to limit the search to certain header fields, the whole
       header, only the body, the whole message, but even binary multiparts,
       are provided for.

       The name grep is derived from the UNIX tool grep, which means: "Get
       Regular Expression and Print".  Although you can search using regular
       expressions (the Perl way of them), you do not have to print those as



           Create a UNIX-grep like search filter.

            Option    --Defined in     --Default
            binaries    Mail::Box::Search  <false>
            decode      Mail::Box::Search  <true>
            delayed     Mail::Box::Search  <true>
            deleted     Mail::Box::Search  <false>
            deliver                      undef
            field                        undef
            in          Mail::Box::Search  <$field ? 'HEAD' : C<'BODY'>>
            label       Mail::Box::Search  undef
            limit       Mail::Box::Search  0
            log         Mail::Reporter   'WARNINGS'
            logical     Mail::Box::Search  'REPLACE'
            match                        <required>
            multiparts  Mail::Box::Search  <true>
            trace       Mail::Reporter   'WARNINGS'

           . binaries => BOOLEAN

           . decode => BOOLEAN

           . delayed => BOOLEAN

           . deleted => BOOLEAN

           . deliver => undef|CODE|'DELETE'|LABEL|'PRINT'|REF-ARRAY

               Store the details about where the match was found.  The search
               may take much longer when this feature is enabled.

               When an ARRAY is specified it will contain a list of references
               to hashes.  Each hash contains the information of one match.  A
               match in a header line will result in a line with fields
               "message", "part", and "field", where the field is a
               Mail::Message::Field object.  When the match is in the body the
               hash will contain a "message", "part", "linenr", and "line".

               In case of a CODE reference, that routine is called for each
               match. The first argument is this search object and the second
               a reference to same hash as would be stored in the array.

               The "PRINT" will call printMatchedHead() or printMatchedBody()
               when any matching header resp body line was found.  The output
               is minimized by not reprinting the message info on multiple
               matches in the same message.

               "DELETE" will flag the message to be deleted in case of a
               match.  When a multipart's part is matched, the whole message
               will be flagged for deletion.

           . field => undef|STRING|REGEX|CODE

               Not valid in combination with "in" set to "BODY".  The STRING
               is one full field name (case-insensitive).  Use a REGEX to
               select more than one header line to be scanned. CODE is a
               routine which is called for each field in the header.   The
               CODE is called with the header as first, and the field as
               second argument.  If the CODE returns true, the message is

           . in => 'HEAD'|'BODY'|'MESSAGE'

           . label => STRING

           . limit => NUMBER

           . log => LEVEL

           . logical => 'REPLACE'|'AND'|'OR'|'NOT'|'AND NOT'|'OR NOT'

           . match => STRING|REGEX|CODE

               The pattern to be search for can be a REGular EXpression, or a
               STRING.  In both cases, the match succeeds if it is found
               anywhere within the selected fields.

               With a CODE reference, that function will be called each field
               or body-line.  When the result is true, the details are
               delivered.  The call formats are

                $code->($head, $field);          # for HEAD searches
                $code->($body, $linenr, $line);  # for BODY searches

               The $head resp $body are one message's head resp. body object.
               The $field is a header line which matches.  The $line and
               $linenr tell the matching line in the body.

               Be warned that when you search in "MESSAGE" the code must
               accept both formats.

           . multiparts => BOOLEAN

           . trace => LEVEL


       $obj->inBody(PART, BODY)

           See "Searching" in Mail::Box::Search

       $obj->inHead(PART, HEAD)

           See "Searching" in Mail::Box::Search


           See "Searching" in Mail::Box::Search


           See "Searching" in Mail::Box::Search

       The Results

       $obj->printMatch([FILEHANDLE], HASH)

           See "The Results" in Mail::Box::Search

       $obj->printMatchedBody(FILEHANDLE, MATCH)

       $obj->printMatchedHead(FILEHANDLE, MATCH)

       Error handling


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->defaultTrace([LEVEL]|[LOGLEVEL, TRACELEVEL]|[LEVEL, CALLBACK])


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]])

       Mail::Box::Search::Grep->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]])

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter



           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter



           See "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter

       Error: Package $package does not implement $method.

           Fatal error: the specific package (or one of its superclasses) does
           not implement this method where it should. This message means that
           some other related classes do implement this method however the
           class at hand does not.  Probably you should investigate this and
           probably inform the author of the package.

       This module is part of Mail-Box distribution version 2.082, built on
       April 28, 2008. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/mailbox/

       Copyrights 2001-2008 by Mark Overmeer. For other contributors see

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.  See

perl v5.10.0                      2008-04-28      Mail::Box::Search::Grep(3pm)