Mail::SpamAssassin::ArchiveIterator - find and process messages one at a time


  my $iter = new Mail::SpamAssassin::ArchiveIterator(
      'opt_all'   => 1,
      'opt_cache' => 1,
  $iter->set_functions( \&wanted, sub { } );
  eval { $iter->run(@ARGV); };
  sub wanted {
    my($class, $filename, $recv_date, $msg_array) = @_;


The Mail::SpamAssassin::ArchiveIterator module will go through a set of mbox files, mbx files, and directories (with a single message per file) and generate a list of messages. It will then call the wanted and results functions appropriately per message.


$item = new Mail::SpamAssassin::ArchiveIterator( [ { opt => val, ... } ] )
Constructs a new Mail::SpamAssassin::ArchiveIterator object. You may pass the following attribute-value pairs to the constructor. The pairs are optional unless otherwise noted.
Typically messages over 250k are skipped by ArchiveIterator. Use this option to keep from skipping messages based on size.

Randomly select messages to scan, with a probability of N, where N ranges from 0.0 (no messages scanned) to 1.0 (all messages scanned). Default is 1.0.

This setting can be specified separately for each target.

Only use messages which are received after the given time_t value. Negative values are an offset from the current time, e.g. -86400 = last 24 hours; or as parsed by Time::ParseDate (e.g. '-6 months')

This setting can be specified separately for each target.

Same as opt_before, except the messages are only used if after the given time_t value.

This setting can be specified separately for each target.

Set to 1 (default) if you want the received date to be filled in in the wanted_sub callback below. Set this to 0 to avoid this; it's a good idea to set this to 0 if you can, as it imposes a performance hit.

Set to 0 (default) if you don't want to use cached information to help speed up ArchiveIterator. Set to 1 to enable. This setting requires opt_cachedir also be set.

Set to the path of a directory where you wish to store cached information for opt_cache, if you don't want to mix them with the input files (as is the default). The directory must be both readable and writable.

Reference to a subroutine which will process message data. Usually set via set_functions(). The routine will be passed 5 values: class (scalar), filename (scalar), received date (scalar), message content (array reference, one message line per element), and the message format key ('f' for file, 'm' for mbox, 'b' for mbx).

Note that if opt_want_date is set to 0, the received date scalar will be undefined.

Reference to a subroutine which will process the results of the wanted_sub for each message processed. Usually set via set_functions(). The routine will be passed 3 values: class (scalar), result (scalar, returned from wanted_sub), and received date (scalar).

Note that if opt_want_date is set to 0, the received date scalar will be undefined.

Reference to a subroutine which will be called intermittently during the 'scan' phase of the mass-check. No guarantees are made as to how frequently this may happen, mind you.

set_functions( \&wanted_sub, \&result_sub )
Sets the subroutines used for message processing (wanted_sub), and result reporting. For more information, see new() above.

run ( @target_paths )
Generates the list of messages to process, then runs each message through the configured wanted subroutine. Files which have a name ending in .gz or .bz2 will be properly uncompressed via call to gzip -dc and bzip2 -dc respectively.

The target_paths array is expected to be either one element per path in the following format: class:format:raw_location, or a hash reference containing key-value option pairs and a 'target' key with a value in that format.

The key-value option pairs that can be used are: opt_scanprob, opt_after, opt_before. See the constructor method's documentation for more information on their effects.

run() returns 0 if there was an error (can't open a file, etc,) and 1 if there were no errors.

Either 'h' for ham or 's' for spam. If the class is longer than 1 character, it will be truncated. If blank, 'h' is default.

Specifies the format of the raw_location. dir is a directory whose files are individual messages, file a file with a single message, mbox an mbox formatted file, or mbx for an mbx formatted directory.

detect can also be used. This assumes mbox for any file whose path contains the pattern /\.mbox/i, file anything that is not a directory, or directory otherwise.

Path to file or directory. File globbing is allowed using the standard csh-style globbing (see perldoc -f glob). ~ at the front of the value will be replaced by the HOME environment variable. Escaped whitespace is protected as well.

NOTE: ~user is not allowed.

NOTE 2: - is not allowed as a raw location. To have ArchiveIterator deal with STDIN, generate a temp file.


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