SOLVED Re: [CentOS] extract MIME attachments from 700MB imap folder
centos at swhi.net
Wed Jul 2 12:52:22 UTC 2008
>>> 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?
>> That was the whole perl program needed to split the body of a message
>> and any MIME attachments into separate files, given one email message
>> on standard input. If that doesn't make sense, you'll probably have
>> to start with the 'learning perl' book or any general perl
>> programming tutorials. There are some details about the Mime::Tools
>> package and how to use the components here:
> Thanks, Les. I'm digging into the docs now.
Solution was easier than I'd expected. I implemented Les' perl mime
extractor script with slight mods so that on a go-forward, this will
happen without intervention.
For the 700MB imap folder of historical docs, I used a thunderbird
add-on called 'extract attachments' which does just what it says. Got
over 1300 docs in less than 10 mins simply by subscribing to the folder
and running the add-on.
Thanks for the script and docs pointer, Les.
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