Grep mails by subject with shell script

Peter Bücker buecker at
Tue Sep 12 13:16:39 EDT 2006

Walter Willmertinger wrote:
> Is there someway to grep the user's mails by subject, content of mail or
> similar?
> I just found the way to do it by going to the spool directory what is
> only allowed to root.

You can execute your shell script as root by using sudo
( This is also possible from cron jobs.

Plenty of documentation regarding sudo is available online and via your
system's man pages.

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