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       EXIGREP - Search Exim's main log


       exigrep [-l] pattern [log file] ...


       The  exigrep utility is a Perl script that searches one or more main log files for entries
       that match a given pattern.  When it finds a match, it extracts all the  log  entries  for
       the  relevant  message,  not just those that match the pattern.  Thus, exigrep can extract
       complete log entries for a given message, or all mail for a given user,  or  for  a  given
       host, for example.

       The  -l flag means ‘literal’, that is, treat all characters in the pattern as standing for
       themselves.  Otherwise the pattern must be a Perl regular expression.  The  pattern  match
       is  case-insensitive.   If no file names are given on the command line, the standard input
       is read.

       If the location of a zcat  command  is  known  from  the  definition  of  ZCAT_COMMAND  in
       Local/Makefile,  exigrep  automatically passes any file whose name ends in COMPRESS_SUFFIX
       through zcat as it searches it.


       This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff  than  us  and  has
       more experience in writing manual pages, any patches would be greatly appreciated.


       exim(8), perlre(1), /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/


       This  manual  page  was  stitched  together  from spec.txt by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          March 26, 2003                               EXIGREP(8)