Debugging Procmail Recipes
August 12, 2009
Three steps to nirvana:- Modify mail fetch frequency in *.fetchmailrc* to a small value. E.g. In my .fetchmailrc, I forced fetchmail to query server every 30s:
`set daemon 30` - Set the LOGFILE and LOGABSTRACT variables in *.procmailrc*. The one liner here is, LOGFILE specified where procmail would log the rules processed and LOGABSTRACT controls the verbosity of information logged. So we modify .procmailrc to:
</p> ` ` LOGFILE=\$HOME/.logs/procmaillog LOGABSTRACT=all <p> </code>
- Disable the catch-all recipe!
- Still stuck, use printfs :-) In recipes, put in some
echo "foo" >> ~/mydebug.logto check control flow.