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Re: Help needed in searching a pattern from a mails.

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  • Damien Carbery
    ... ready. ... If the mail is in a single string e.g. $mailcontents, you could parse it easily: my $mailcontents = From: release-eng@...
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 5, 2006
      --- In perl-beginner@yahoogroups.com, "prasadjoshi_aol"
      <prasad_joshi1@...> wrote:
      > Hi All,
      > This is what I am doing.
      > In my company, we need to download some builds from a server. These
      > builds are uploaded during night at US. As soon as they upload build,
      > we get a mail something like this.
      > <START OF MAIL>
      > From: release-eng@... [mailto:release-eng@...]
      > To: release-eng [DL UNIX]
      > Subject: PUNEVAULT.VXINDIA.VERITAS.COM: Replication hpux
      > 5.0-2006-06-09a completed successfully!
      > The source location on SVLVAULT is:
      > /re/release_train/hpux/5.0/alpha/5.0-2006-06-09a
      > The destination location on PUNEVAULT.VXINDIA.VERITAS.COM is:
      > /re/release_train/hpux/5.0/alpha/5.0-2006-06-09a
      > For more information please refer to log file at
      > /re/bin/replication/replicasuccess/log.1069
      > <END OF MAIL>
      > These builds are of size near about 2 GB. If we do it mannually it
      > takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete.
      > Now, I want to automate this procedure. I have written a perl script
      > which contacts POP3 server. Searches for mail from perticular mail ID.
      > But, still I need to find
      > 2. Build name (5.0-2006-06-09a)
      > 3. Path on the remote server.
      > I am not good at PERL scripting, I want to do it in an efficient
      > manner. Can anyone help?
      > Script to download the build file by taring and gziping is already
      > Thanks and regards,
      > Prasad.

      If the mail is in a single string e.g. $mailcontents, you could parse
      it easily:

      my $mailcontents = 'From: release-eng@... [mailto:release-eng@...]

      sub ParseBuildInfo( $ )
      # $_[0] is the data passed to the function.
      if ( $_[0] =~ /\s(\S+) completed successfully.*The destination
      location on (\S+) is:\s+(\S+)\s/s )
      print "INFO: Server Name: $2\nBuild name: $1\nPath: $3\n";
      return ( $2, $1, $3 );
      print "ERROR: Unable to extract the server and directory.\n";
      return ();

      # Call the function and get the server/build/path info in return.
      my ( $Server, $BuildName, $Path ) = ParseBuildInfo( $mailcontents );
      print "$Server, $BuildName, $Path\n";

      \s matches a space character (space, tab, \r, \n and \f)
      \S matches a non-space character (everything bug space chars). Adding
      the '+' matches at least one non-space character.
      The brackets i.e (\S+) extracts the parts matched and stores them in
      $1, $2 etc.

      This function might drop into your current code.
      Note: the code indenting might be lost as I posted this from the
      groups.yahoo.com web interface.
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