EXIGREP - Search Exim's main log
exigrep [-l] pattern [log file] ...
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.
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
This manual page was stitched together from spec.txt by Andreas Metzler
<ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but
may be used by others).