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       lbdb-fetchaddr - grab addresses from mails and append them to lbdb

       lbdb-fetchaddr [-d dateformat] [-x headerfieldlist] [-c charset] [-a]
       [-f databasefile]
       lbdb-fetchaddr [-v|-h]

       lbdb-fetchaddr is a shell script which reads a mail on stdin. It
       extracts the contents of some header fields (default: `From:', `To:',
       `Cc:', `Resent-From:', and `Resent-To:') from the mail header (only
       addresses with a real name) and appends them to the database file,
       which defaults to $HOME/.lbdb/m_inmail.utf-8.  For performance issues
       lbdb-fetchaddr appends new addresses to this file without removing
       duplicates. To get rid of duplicates, the program lbdb-munge exists,
       which is run by m_inmail if needed and removes duplicates.

       To use this program, put the following lines into your
            | lbdb-fetchaddr

       lbdb-fetchaddr writes the actual date to the third column of the
       database by using strftime(3).  It uses "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M" as the default
       date format (e.g. "1999-04-29 14:33"). You can change this by using the
       -d option to select a different date format string as parameter of
       lbdb-fetchaddr command like
            | lbdb-fetchaddr -d "%y-%m-%d"
       which results in e.g. "99-04-29".

       -v     Print version number of lbdb-fetchaddr.

       -h     Print short help of lbdb-fetchaddr.

       -d dateformat
              Use the given date format using strftime(3) syntax.

       -x headerfields
              A colon separated list of header fields, which should be
              searched for mail addresses.  If this option isn't given, we
              fall back to `from:to:cc:resent-from:resent-to'.

       -c charset
              The charset which will be used to write the database. This
              should be the charset which the application expects (normally
              the one from your current locale).  If this option isn't given,
              we fall back to `utf-8'.

       -a     Also grab addresses without a real name.  Use the local part of
              the mail address as real name.

       -f databasefile
              Use the given file for storing the grabbed addresses instead of
              using the default $HOME/.lbdb/m_inmail.utf-8.

       $HOME/.lbdb/m_inmail.list (old version used for ISO-8859-15 encoded


       lbdbq(1), lbdb_dotlock(1), procmail(1), procmailrc(5), strftime(3).

       Most of the really interesting code of this program (namely, the RFC
       822 address parser used by lbdb-fetchaddr) was stolen from Michael
       Elkins' mutt mail user agent. Additional credits go to Brandon Long for
       putting the query functionality into mutt.

       The lbdb package was written by Thomas Roessler <> and
       is now maintained and extended by Roland Rosenfeld

Unix                              March 2018                 LBDB-FETCHADDR(1)