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Re: Fwd: Probably an easy problem...

you could fetchmail the emails themselves down and then use a perl/php 
script to yank the attachment out.  i dont know if you can do it 
directly with fetchmail as i have never used it so i am not familiar 
with what all it can do aside from grabbing mail from a mailbox.

if you know perl then check out this list of cpan modules related to 
email, there is probably one which will make extracting attachments easy



Ken Keefe wrote:
> Anyone alive out there?
> Ken
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Ken Keefe* <kjkeefe@gmail.com <mailto:kjkeefe@gmail.com>>
> Date: Nov 7, 2006 10:21 AM
> Subject: Probably an easy problem...
> To: discuss@silug.org <mailto:discuss@silug.org>
> Here's the scenario, hopefully you guys can help me or at least point 
> me in the right direction...
> I have an email account that is emailed pdf files on a regular basis 
> and I want to have my linux box automatically (let's say, every hour) 
> download that email and save the attachments to a directory (let's 
> say, ~/reports/). I don't care about the body or anything else 
> regarding the email, I just need to save the attachment. Any thoughts?
> I have been trying to get fetchmail to do this for me, but I am having 
> a little trouble. I feel like this is going to be a one line command, 
> but I am just missing a piece of the puzzle.
> Thanks in advance for the help.
> Ken

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