[CentOS] extract MIME attachments from 700MB imap folder

Ray Leventhal centos at swhi.net
Tue Jul 1 18:09:47 UTC 2008

>> I've read the man page, but am wholly unclear as to:
>> 1) will this do the trick for me
>> 2) are there other known tools which might be recommended
> Mime::Parser will split out the body and attachments of a message into 
> files.  I've only used it on single files being delivered via procmail 
> like this:
> use MIME::Parser;
> ### Create parser, and set some parsing options:
> $archive='/path/to/dir';
> my $parser = new MIME::Parser;
> ### Change how nameless message-component files are named:
> $parser->output_dir("$archive");
> $parser->output_prefix('msg');
> ### Parse input:
> $entity = $parser->parse(\*STDIN) or die "parse failed\n";
> But you'll probably want to do something a little more clever to toss 
> the body and use sensible filenames for the attachments. I think 
> Mime::Parser::Filer can do that.

Hi Les,

Thanks for your reply.

I'm wholly ignorant of how to go about doing this using your 
suggestion.  Are there resources to which you might point me for 
additional info?
Thanks again,

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