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Wednesday May 04, 2005
04:04 AM

Filtering non-ASCII characters with procmail and mutt

[ #24526 ]
Almost a year since my last entry, awesome... :-)

So here's a little snippet of my .procmailrc to remove characters I can't understand anyway from the subject and from lines, as mut is sending them straight to my terminal, and messing up my display:

# Rewrite the subject and sender to remove foreign characters
OLDSUBJECT=`/usr/local/bin/formail -xSubject:`
NEWSUBJECT=`echo $OLDSUBJECT | /usr/bin/tr -cs '\11\12\40-\176' 'Z'`

OLDSENDER=`/usr/local/bin/formail -xFrom:`
NEWSENDER=`echo $OLDSENDER | /usr/bin/tr -cs '\11\12\40-\176' 'Z'`

|/usr/local/bin/formail -i "Subject: $NEWSUBJECT"

|/usr/local/bin/formail -i "From: $NEWSENDER"

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