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Re: [swish-e] Parsing plain text emails to use the subject line as the title

From: Troy Wical <troy(at)>
Date: Mon Jan 04 2010 - 05:26:00 GMT
Ok, this is a pretty big jump for me.  I'm in the process of  
introducing myself to perl, with no previous experience in scripting,  
other than hacking what I find on google. There are a couple things I  
"think" I need to do here, of which some are outside of the scope of  
this list.

1. Install the module mentioned. CPAN can't find it so I'll go  
figure out to install it manually.
2. Figure out if I need to use the Perl API to work with
3. Try and figure out how to use

Of those three things, number 3 is clearly going to be my sticking  
point due to my complete lack of perl knowledge.  Is there anyone out  
there using this module that can provide some kind of example script?

Here is what I have so far. It's clear from the results that having  
the subject as the title would be helpful :)

Thanks again,

Troy Wical

>> On Jan 1, 2010, at 9:16 PM, Peter Karman wrote:
>>> Troy Wical wrote on 12/31/09 4:59 AM:
>>> Hello all,
>>> 	I am currently working on a project where Swish will index email
>>> archives.  This appears to be quite a common practice these days,  
>>> but
>>> I am running into what I believe are some rather simple issues.   
>>> What
>>> I am working with are plain text email archives that are in the
>>> maildir format.
>>> 	My goal at this point is to use the subject line in the email, as
>>> the
>>> title in the search results.
>> You might look at SWISH::Prog::Aggregator::Mail which will crawl a
>> maildir (or
>> mbox iirc) tree and generate the xml for you.
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