mailstat.pl - shows mail-arrival statistics
mailstat [-klmots] [logfile]
example program using Log::Procmail to mimic
mailstat parses a procmail-generated $LOGFILE and displays a summary about the
messages delivered to all folders (total size, average size, nr of messages).
The $LOGFILE is truncated to zero length, unless the -k
option is used.
Exit code 0 if mail arrived, 1 if no mail arrived.
- keep logfile intact
- long display format
- merge any errors into one line
- use the old logfile
- terse display format
- silent in case of no mail
Customise to your heart's content, this program is only provided as a guideline.
This program was written by Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat as an example of use for
Log::Procmail. It mimics mailstat
(1) as much as possible.
The original mailstat
(1) was created by S.R. van den Berg, The
The original manual page was written by Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org>
for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others).
Copyright (c) 2002-2005, Philippe Bruhat. All Rights Reserved.
This script is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified
under the terms of the Perl Artistic License (see