Provided by: bbdb_2.36-4.1_all bug


       bbdb-srv - Converts Mail-Headers to an Emacs-Lisp String.


       echo Some Headers | bbdb-srv


       This  script reads a block of message headers on stdin, and converts them to an emacs-lisp
       string (quoting  all dangerous characters) and then uses the `gnudoit' program to cause  a
       running Emacs process to invoke the `bbdb-srv' function with that string.

       This  has the effect of causing the running Emacs to display the BBDB record corresponding
       to these headers.

       See the Emacs side of things in bbdb-srv.el for more info.

       A trivial application of this is the shell command:

          echo 'From: Jamie Zawinski <>' | bbdb-srv.perl

       which will cause the corresponding record to be displayed.  A more interesting application
       of this is:

          setenv NS_MSG_DISPLAY_HOOK bbdb-srv.perl

       which  will  hook  BBDB up to Mozilla (Unix Netscape Mail and Netscape News versions 3.0b2
       and later only.)

       This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does
       not have a manual page.  Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.


       bbdb-areacode-split(1), bbdb-unlazy-lock(1).  bbdb-srv(1).
       The  bbdb  is  fully  documented  by The insidious Big Brother Database for mail and news,
       available via the Infonode bbdb


       This manual page was written by Joerg Jaspert  (JJ)  <>,  for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          March 31, 2002                           BBDB-SRV.PL(1)