[H-GEN] Can procmail trigger a script?

Timothy [HiTCHO] Hitchens tim at hitcho.com.au
Sun Dec 11 04:00:28 EST 2005

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Everything you ask is possible but the biggest issue you will face is

Eg you have an email sent to xyz at example.com and that then triggers and rule
that in turn executes a script but that script will be executed as xyz or
the user alias it is associated with.

You could up the permissions on that script at your own risk.

Timothy [HiTCHO] Hitchens
Internet Analyst & Architect

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> From: Harry Phillips <harry at tux.com.au>
> Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 18:54:10 +1000
> To: General HUMBUG <general at lists.humbug.org.au>
> Subject: [H-GEN] Can procmail trigger a script?
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> I have just subscribed to the clamav database update list and was
> wondering if procmail (or something else) can be used to trigger a
> script to download the latest database.
> The mail from the list is going to an address that is only used to
> receive  mail from the clamav database list. I want to be able to
> shutdown the freshclam daemon and just trigger a script to run it when a
> message comes in.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Harry Phillips
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