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@@ -87,13 +87,13 @@ Software Foundation raise funds for GNU development.''
@page
@contents
-@node Top, Preface, (dir), (dir)
+@ifnottex
+@node Top
+@top Mailfromd
-@ifinfo
-@chapter Mailfromd
This edition of the @cite{Mailfromd Manual}, last updated @value{UPDATED},
documents @command{mailfromd} Version @value{VERSION}.
-@end ifinfo
+@end ifnottex
@menu
* Preface:: Short description of this manual; brief
@@ -116,6 +116,7 @@ Appendices
* Gacopyz::
* Time and Date Formats::
+* Upgrading::
* Copying This Manual:: The GNU Free Documentation License.
* Concept Index:: Index of Concepts.
@@ -139,19 +140,6 @@ Sender Address Verification.
* Limitations::
-Building the Package
-
-* 500-510:: Upgrading from 5.0 to 5.1
-* 440-500:: Upgrading from 4.4 to 5.0
-* 43x-440:: Upgrading from 4.3.x to 4.4
-* 420-43x:: Upgrading from 4.2 to 4.3.x
-* 410-420:: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2
-* 400-410:: Upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1
-* 31x-400:: Upgrading from 3.1.x to 4.0
-* 30x-31x:: Upgrading from 3.0.x to 3.1
-* 2x-30x:: Upgrading from 2.x to 3.0.x
-* 1x-2x:: Upgrading from 1.x to 2.x
-
Tutorial
* Start Up::
@@ -359,10 +347,23 @@ Configuration Example
* Hairy Pies::
* Inetd Pies::
+Upgrading
+
+* 500-510:: Upgrading from 5.0 to 5.1
+* 440-500:: Upgrading from 4.4 to 5.0
+* 43x-440:: Upgrading from 4.3.x to 4.4
+* 420-43x:: Upgrading from 4.2 to 4.3.x
+* 410-420:: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2
+* 400-410:: Upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1
+* 31x-400:: Upgrading from 3.1.x to 4.0
+* 30x-31x:: Upgrading from 3.0.x to 3.1
+* 2x-30x:: Upgrading from 2.x to 3.0.x
+* 1x-2x:: Upgrading from 1.x to 2.x
+
@end detailmenu
@end menu
-@node Preface, Intro, Top, Top
+@node Preface
@unnumbered Preface
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (@acronym{SMTP}) which is the standard
@@ -525,11 +526,12 @@ invested a lot of his time in finding bugs and testing bugfixes.
@cindex John McEleney
@cindex Ben McKeegan
John McEleney and Ben McKeegan contributed the token bucket filter
-implementation (@code{tbf_rate} function, @FIXME-pxref{}).
+implementation (@pxref{TBF}).
@cindex Con Tassios
Con Tassios helped to find and fix various bugs and contributed the
-new implementation of the @code{greylist} function (@FIXME-pxref{}).
+new implementation of the @code{greylist} function (@pxref{greylisting
+types}).
The following people (in alphabetical order) provided bug reports
and helpful comments for various versions of the program:
@@ -543,7 +545,7 @@ and helpful comments for various versions of the program:
Alan Dobkin, Brent Spencer, Jeff Ballard, Nacho Gonz@'alez L@'opez,
Phil Miller, Simon Christian, Thomas Lynch.
-@node Intro, Building, Preface, Top
+@node Intro
@chapter Introduction to @command{mailfromd}
@command{Mailfromd} is a general-purpose mail filtering daemon and a
@@ -821,7 +823,7 @@ commands. The framework is explained in detail in @acronym{RFC} 4408
Mailfromd provides a set of functions (@pxref{SPF Functions}) for
using @acronym{SPF} to control mail flow.
-@node Building, Tutorial, Intro, Top
+@node Building
@chapter Building the Package
@cindex building @command{mailfromd}
@@ -1102,441 +1104,15 @@ reconfigure the package with the right options.
and mode.
@item Examine filter script file
-(@file{@var{sysconfdir}/mailfromd.etc}) and edit it, if necessary. If
-you are upgrading from an older version of @command{mailfromd}, see
-the corresponding section below.
-@end enumerate
-
-@menu
-* 500-510:: Upgrading from 5.0 to 5.1
-* 440-500:: Upgrading from 4.4 to 5.0
-* 43x-440:: Upgrading from 4.3.x to 4.4
-* 420-43x:: Upgrading from 4.2 to 4.3.x
-* 410-420:: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2
-* 400-410:: Upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1
-* 31x-400:: Upgrading from 3.1.x to 4.0
-* 30x-31x:: Upgrading from 3.0.x to 3.1
-* 2x-30x:: Upgrading from 2.x to 3.0.x
-* 1x-2x:: Upgrading from 1.x to 2.x
-@end menu
-
-@node 500-510
-@section Upgrading from 5.0 to 5.1
-@cindex Upgrading from 5.0 to 5.1
-@WRITEME
-
-@node 440-500
-@section Upgrading from 4.4 to 5.0
-@cindex Upgrading from 4.4 to 5.0
-
- This version of Mailfromd requires
-@uref{http://www.gnu.org/software/mailutils, GNU mailutils} version
-2.0 or later.
-
- Upgrading from version 4.4 to 5.0 requires no additional
-changes. The major differences between these two versions are
-summarized below:
-
-@enumerate 1
-@item Support for @samp{MeTA1}.
-
-@item New @samp{Mailutils} configuration file.
-
-@item New @acronym{MFL} functions.
-
-@enumerate a
-@item Message functions. @xref{Message functions}.
-@item Mailbox functions. @xref{Mailbox functions}.
-@item Mail body functions. @xref{Mail body functions}.
-@item Header modification functions. @xref{Header modification functions}.
-@item Envelope modification functions. @xref{Envelope modification functions}.
-@item Quarantine functions. @xref{Quarantine functions}.
-@item @code{getopt} and @code{varptr}. @xref{getopt}.
-@item Macro access functions. @xref{Macro access}.
-@item Character type functions. @xref{Character Type}.
-@item New string functions (@pxref{String manipulation}):
-@code{verp_extract_user}, @code{sa_format_report_header},
-@code{sa_format_score}.
-@item Sequential access to DBM files. @xref{dbm-seq}.
-@end enumerate
-
-@item Changes in @acronym{MFL}
-
-@enumerate 1
-@item @xref{variadic functions}.
-@item @xref{function alias}.
-@end enumerate
-
-@item New operation mode: @xref{Run Mode}.
-
-@item Improved stack growth technique.
-
-The stack can be grown either by fixed size blocks, or
-exponentially. Upper limit can be specified. @xref{stacksize}.
-
-@item Milter ports can be specified using @acronym{URL} notation.
-
-@item Removed deprecated features.
-
-Support for some deprecated features has been withdrawn. These are:
-
-@enumerate a
-@item Command line options @option{--ehlo},
-@option{--postmaster-email}, and @option{--mailfrom}.
-These became deprecated in version 4.0. @xref{31x-400}.
-@end enumerate
-
-@end enumerate
-
-@node 43x-440
-@section Upgrading from 4.3.x to 4.4
-@cindex Upgrading from 4.3.x to 4.4
-
- The deprecated @option{--domain} command line option has been
-withdrawn. The short option @option{-D} now defines a preprocessor
-symbol (@pxref{Preprocessor Options}).
-
- This version correctly handles name clashes between constants and
-variables, which remained unnoticed in previous releases.
-@xref{variable--constant shadowing}, for a detailed description of it.
-
- To minimize chances of name clashes, all symbolic exception codes has
-been renamed by prefixing them with the @samp{e_}, thus, e.g. @code{divzero}
-became @code{e_divzero}, etc. The @code{ioerr} exception code is renamed to
-@code{e_io}. @xref{status.mfh}, for a full list of the new exception codes.
-
-@cindex @code{OLD_EXCEPTION_CODES}, preprocessor symbol
- For consistency, the following most often used codes are available without
-the @samp{e_} previx: success, not_found, failure, temp_failure. This
-makes most existing user scripts suitable for use with version 4.4
-without any modification. If your script refers to any exception
-codes other than these four, you can still use it by defining a
-preprocessor symbol @code{OLD_EXCEPTION_CODES}, for example:
-
-@smallexample
-$ mailfromd -DOLD_EXCEPTION_CODES
-@end smallexample
-
-@node 420-43x
-@section Upgrading from 4.2 to 4.3.x
-@cindex Upgrading from 4.2 to 4.3.x
-@cindex @code{DEFAULT_SYSLOG_ASYNC}, @command{configure} variable
-
- Upgrading from 4.2 to 4.3 or 4.3.1 does not require any changes to
-your configuration and scripts. The only notable change in these
-versions is the following:
-
- The asynchronous syslog implementation was reported to malfunction
-on some systems (notably on Solaris), so this release does not enable
-it by default. The previous meaning of the @option{--enable-syslog-async}
-configuration option is also restored. Use this option in order to
-enable asynchronous syslog feature. To set default syslog
-implementation, use @code{DEFAULT_SYSLOG_ASYNC} configuration variable
-(@pxref{syslog-async}).
-
-The following deprecated features are removed:
-
-@enumerate
-@item @code{#pragma option ehlo} statement.
-
-It became deprecated in version 4.0. @xref{pragma-option-ehlo}.
-
-@item @code{#pragma option mailfrom} statement.
-
-It became deprecated in version 4.0. @xref{pragma-option-ehlo}.
+(@file{@var{sysconfdir}/mailfromd.etc}) and edit it, if necessary.
-@item The @option{--config-file} command line option.
-
-It became deprecated in version 3.1. @xref{30x-31x}.
-
-@item Built-in exception codes in catch statements.
-
-They are deprecated since version 4.0. @xref{31x-400}.
-@end enumerate
+@item Upgrading
+If you are upgrading from an earlier release of Mailfromd, refer to
+@ref{Upgrading}, for detailed instructions.
-@node 410-420
-@section Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2
-@cindex Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2
- Upgrading to this version does not require any special efforts. You
-can use your configuration files and filter scripts without any
-changes. The only difference worth noticing is that starting from this
-version @command{mailfromd} is always compiled with asynchronous
-syslog implementation. The @option{--enable-syslog-async}
-configuration file option is still available, but its meaning has
-changed: it sets the @emph{default} syslog implementation to use
-(@pxref{syslog-async}). Thus, it can be used the same way it was in
-previous versions. You can also select the syslog implementation at
-run time, see @ref{Logging and Debugging, --syslog-async option}, for
-more detailed information.
-
-@node 400-410
-@section Upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1
-@cindex Upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1
-
- Upgrading to this version does not require any special efforts. You
-can use your configuration files and filter scripts without any changes.
-Notice only the following major differences between 4.1 and 4.0:
-
-@itemize @bullet
-@item Input files are preprocessed before compilation.
-@xref{Preprocessor}, for more information.
-
-@item There is a way to discern between a not-supplied optional
-parameter, and a supplied one, having null value (@pxref{defined}).
-
-@item The version 4.1 implements @code{sprintf} function
-(@pxref{String formatting}) and @code{printf} macro
-(@pxref{Preprocessor, printf}).
-
-@item Support for some obsolete features is withdrawn. These include:
-
-@enumerate 1
-@item
-Using @samp{&@var{code}} to specify exception codes
-@item
-Pragma options: @code{retry}, @code{io-retry}, and
-@code{connect-retry}.
@end enumerate
-@end itemize
-
-@node 31x-400
-@section Upgrading from 3.1.x to 4.0
-@cindex upgrading from 3.1.x to 4.0
-
- Before building this version, please re-read the chapter
-@xref{Building}, especially the section @ref{syslog-async, Using
-non-blocking syslog}.
-
- Starting from the version 4.0, @acronym{MFL} no longer uses the
-predefined symbolic names for exception codes (previous versions used
-the @samp{&} prefix to dereference them). Instead, it relies on
-constants defined in the include file @file{status.mfh}
-(@pxref{status.mfh}).
-
- However, the script files from 3.1 series will still work, but
-the following warning messages will be displayed:
-
-@smallexample
-Warning: obsolete constant form used: &failure
-Warning: remove leading '&' and include <status.mfh>
-
-Warning: Using built-in exception codes is deprecated
-Warning: Please include <status.mfh>
-@end smallexample
-
-@anchor{pragma-option-ehlo}
- Another important difference is that pragmatic options @samp{ehlo}
-and @samp{mailfromd} are now deprecated, as well as their command line
-equivalents @option{--ehlo} and @option{--domain}. These options
-became superfluous after the introduction of @code{mailfrom_address}
-and @code{ehlo_domain} built-in variables. For compatibility with the
-previous versions, they are still supported by @command{mailfromd}
-4.0, but a warning message is issued if they are used:
-
-@smallexample
-@group
-warning: `#pragma option ehlo' is deprecated,
- consider using `set ehlo_domain "domain.name"' instead
-@end group
-@end smallexample
-
- To update your startup scripts for the new version follow these
-steps:
-
-@enumerate 1
-@item
- Change @code{#pragma option mailfrom @var{value}} to
-@code{set mailfrom_address @var{value}}. Refer to
-@ref{mailfrom_address}, for a detailed discussion of this variable.
-
-@item
- Change @code{#pragma option ehlo @var{value}} to
-@code{set ehlo_domain @var{value}}. Refer to
-@ref{ehlo_domain}, for a detailed discussion of this variable.
-@item
- Include @file{status.mfh}. Add the following line to the top of
-your startup file:
-
-@smallexample
-#include_once <status.mfh>
-@end smallexample
-
-@item
- Remove all instances of @samp{&} in front of the constants. You can
-use the following @command{sed} expression: @samp{s/&\([a-z]\)/\1/g}.
-
-@item
- If your code uses any of the following functions: @code{hostname},
-@code{resolve}, @code{hasmx} or @code{ismx}, add the following line
-to the top of your script:
-
-@smallexample
-#require dns
-@end smallexample
-
-@xref{Modules}, for a detailed description of the module system.
-
-@item
- Replace all occurrences of @code{next} with @code{pass}.
-
-@item
- If your code uses function @code{match_cidr}, add the following line
-to the top of your script:
-
-@smallexample
-#require match_cidr
-@end smallexample
-
-@xref{Modules}, for a description of @acronym{MFL} module system.
-
-@end enumerate
-
-@node 30x-31x
-@section Upgrading from 3.0.x to 3.1
-@cindex upgrading from 3.0.x to 3.1
-
-@enumerate 1
-@item
- The @command{mailfromd} binary no longer supports
-@option{--config-file} (@option{-c}) option. To use an alternative
-script file, give it as an argument, i.e. instead of:
-
-@smallexample
-$ @kbd{mailfromd --config-file @var{file.rc}}
-@end smallexample
-
-@noindent
-write:
-@smallexample
-$ @kbd{mailfromd @var{file.rc}}
-@end smallexample
-
- For backward compatibility, the old style invocation still works but
-produces a warning message. However, if @command{mailfromd}
-encounters the @option{-c} option it will print a diagnostic message
-and exit immediately. This is because the semantics of this option
-will change in the future releases.
-
-@item
- If a variable is declared implicitly within a function, it is
-created as automatic. This differs from the previous versions, where
-all variables were global. It is a common practice to use global
-variables to pass additional information between handlers (@xref{HELO
-Domain}, for an example of this approach). If your filter uses it,
-make sure the variable is declared as global. For example, this code:
-
-@float Figure, old-code
-@caption{Implicit declaration, old style}
-@smallexample
-prog helo
-do
- # @r{Save the host name for further use}
- set helohost $s
-done
-@end smallexample
-@end float
-
-@noindent
-has to be rewritten as follows:
-
-@float Figure, new-code
-@caption{Implicit declaration, new style}
-@smallexample
-set helohost ""
-
-prog helo
-do
- # @r{Save the host name for further use}
- set helohost $s
-done
-@end smallexample
-@end float
-
-@item
- Starting from version 3.1 the function @code{dbmap} takes an
-optional third argument indicating whether or not to count the
-terminating null character in key (@pxref{dbmap}). If your startup
-script contained any calls to @code{dbmap}, change them as follows:
-
-@multitable @columnfractions 0.5 0.5
-@headitem in 3.0.x @tab in 3.1
-@item dbmap(@var{db}, @var{key}) @tab dbmap(@var{db}, @var{key}, 1)
-@end multitable
-
-@end enumerate
-
-
-@node 2x-30x
-@section Upgrading from 2.x to 3.0.x
-@cindex upgrading from 2.x to 3.0.x
- Update your startup scripts and/or crontab entries. The
-@command{mailfromd} binary is now installed in @file{$@{prefix@}/sbin}.
-
- We also encourage you to update the startup script (run
-@kbd{cp etc/rc.mailfromd /wherever-your-startup-lives}), since the new
-version contains lots of enhancements.
-
-@node 1x-2x
-@section Upgrading from 1.x to 2.x
-@cindex upgrading from 1.x to 2.x
- If you are upgrading from version 1.x to 2.0, you will have to do
-the following:
-
-@enumerate 1
-@item
-Edit your script file and enclose the entire code section into:
-
-@smallexample
-@group
-prog envfrom
-do
- @dots{}
-done
-@end group
-@end smallexample
-
-@noindent
-@xref{Handlers}, for more information about the @code{prog} statement.
-
-@item
-If your code contained any @code{rate} statements, convert them to
-function calls (@pxref{Rate limiting functions, rate}), using the
-following scheme:
-
-@smallexample
-@group
-Old statement: if rate @var{key} @var{limit} / @var{expr}
-New statement: if rate(@var{key}, interval("@var{expr}")) > @var{limit}
-@end group
-@end smallexample
-
-For example,
-@smallexample
- rate $f 180 / 1 hour 25 minutes
-@end smallexample
-@noindent
-should become
-@smallexample
- rate($f, interval("1 hour 25 minutes")) > 180
-@end smallexample
-
-@item
-Rebuild your databases using the following command:
-
-@smallexample
-mailfromd --compact --all
-@end smallexample
-
-@noindent
-This is necessary since the format of @command{mailfromd} databases
-has changed in version 2.0: the key field now includes the trailing
-@samp{NUL} character, which is also reflected in its length. This
-allows for empty (zero-length) keys. @xref{Database Maintenance}, for
-more information about the database compaction.
-@end enumerate
-
-@node Tutorial, MFL, Building, Top
+@node Tutorial
@chapter Tutorial
This chapter contains a tutorial introduction, guiding you
@@ -1546,9 +1122,10 @@ most complicated details, concentrating mainly on the
common practical tasks.
If you are familiar to @command{mailfromd}, you can skip this
-chapter and go directly to the next one, that contains detailed
-discussion of the configuration language and @command{mailfromd}
-interaction with the Mail Transport Agent.
+chapter and go directly to the next one (@pxref{Mail Filtering
+Language}), which contains detailed discussion of the mail filtering
+language and @command{mailfromd} interaction with the Mail Transport
+Agent.
@menu
* Start Up::
@@ -2797,28 +2374,30 @@ Authorization and Authentication Principles, mailutils, GNU Mailutils
Manual}). Here we will give only some practical advices for
implementing it in @command{mailfromd} filters.
- The actual list of authorization module available depends on your
+ The actual list of available authorization modules depends on your
@command{mailutils} installation. Usually it includes, apart from
traditional @acronym{UNIX} @file{passwd} database, the functions for verifying
@acronym{PAM}, @acronym{RADIUS} and @acronym{SQL} database accounts.
-Each of the authorization
-methods is configured using special command line options. Run
-@command{mailfromd --help} and you will get the listing of those under
-@samp{Authentication options} section. For the exact meaning of each
-particular option, refer to @ref{auth, auth, Authentication and
-Authorization Options, mailutils, GNU Mailutils Manual}. It is often
-inconvenient to specify all required options in the command line, so you are
-advised to use @dfn{mailutils system configuration file}.
-@xref{configuration, Mailutils Configuration File, Mailutils
-Configuration File, mailutils, GNU Mailutils Manual}, for its
-description. Its use boils down to placing in it all
-the necessary authorization options, prefixed by the label
-@code{:mailfromd}. For example, the following @file{mailutils.rc} statement:
+Each of the authorization methods is configured using special
+configuration file statements. For the description of the Mailutils
+configuration files, @xref{configuration, Mailutils Configuration
+File, Mailutils Configuration File, mailutils, GNU Mailutils Manual}.
+You can obtain the template for @command{mailfromd} configuration by
+running @command{mailfromd --config-help}.
+
+ For example, the following @file{mailutils.rc} file:
@smallexample
@group
-:mailfromd --authorization=pam:system \
- --pam-service=mailfromd
+program mailfromd @{
+ auth @{
+ authorization pam:system;
+ @}
+
+ pam @{
+ service mailfromd;
+ @}
+@}
@end group
@end smallexample
@@ -2862,7 +2441,7 @@ time after which a record is considered expired.
@xopindex{show-defaults, introduced}
To obtain the list of available databases along with their
preconfigured settings, run @kbd{mailfromd --show-defaults}. You will
-see a similar output:
+see an output similar to this:
@smallexample
@group
@@ -4167,7 +3746,7 @@ resolution of such name clashes is described in detail in
Future versions of the program will provide a non-ambiguous way of
referring to variables and constants from literal strings.
-@node MFL, Using MFL Mode, Tutorial, Top
+@node MFL
@chapter Mail Filtering Language
@cindex MFL
@cindex mail filtering language
@@ -5354,28 +4933,40 @@ For alpha versions and maintenance releases expands to the version
patch level. For stable versions, expands to @samp{0}.
@end deftypevr
-@deftypevr {Built-in constant} string __preproc__
- Expands to the external preprocessor command line, if the
-preprocessor is used, or to an empty string if it cannot, e.g.:
+@deftypevr {Built-in constant} string __defpreproc__
+ Expands to the default external preprocessor command line, if the
+preprocessor is used, or to an empty string if it is not, e.g.:
@smallexample
-__preproc__ @result{} "/usr/bin/m4 -s"
+__defpreproc__ @result{} "/usr/bin/m4 -s"
@end smallexample
@xref{Preprocessor}, for information on preprocessor and its
features.
@end deftypevr
+@deftypevr {Built-in constant} string __preproc__
+ Expands to the current external preprocessor command line, if the
+preprocessor is used, or to an empty string if it is not. Notice,
+that it equals @code{__defpreproc__}, unless the preprocessor was
+redefined using @option{--preprocessor} command line option
+(@pxref{Preprocessor, --preprocessor}).
+@end deftypevr
+
@deftypevr {Built-in constant} string __version__
Expands to the textual representation of the program version
(e.g. @samp{3.0.90})
@end deftypevr
-@deftypevr {Built-in constant} string __statedir__
+@deftypevr {Built-in constant} string __defstatedir__
Expands to the default state directory (@pxref{statedir}).
-@FIXME{Should have a way to determine the current value of statedir,
-as set by state-directory pragma, or, better yet, have a variable
-reflecting it (r/w).}
+@end deftypevr
+
+@deftypevr {Built-in constant} string __statedir__
+Expands to the current value of the program state directory
+(@pxref{statedir}). Notice, that it is the same as
+@code{__defstatedir__} unless the state directory was redefined at run
+time.
@end deftypevr
Built-in constants can be used as variables, this allows to expand them
@@ -6210,9 +5801,8 @@ invocation syntax is the same for both groups.
@command{Mailfromd} is shipped with a rich set of @dfn{library
functions}. In addition to these you can define your own functions.
- @FIXME{In subsequent sections we will discuss the library and built-in
-functions first, and then we will explain how to write your
-functions}.
+ In subsequent sections we will discuss the library and built-in
+functions, and then we will explain how to write new functions.
@menu
* Built-in:: Built-in and Library Functions
@@ -6807,7 +6397,18 @@ done
@node Header modification functions
@subsubsection Header Modification Functions
-@UNREVISED{}
+@cindex header modification
+
+ There are two ways to modify message headers in a @acronym{MFL}
+script. First is to use header actions, described in @ref{Actions},
+and the second way is to use message modification functions. Compared
+with the actions, the functions offer a series of advantages. For
+example, using functions you can construct the name of the header to
+operate upon (e.g. by concatenating several arguments), something
+which is impossible when using actions. Moreover, apart from three
+basic operations (add, modify and remove), as supported by header
+actions, header functions allow to insert a new header into a
+particular place.
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} void header_add (string @var{name}, @
string @var{value} [, number @var{idx}])
@@ -6832,7 +6433,7 @@ i.e. it inserts a header @samp{@var{name}: @samp{value}} at
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} void header_delete (string @var{name} @
[, number @var{index}])
Delete header @var{name} from the envelope. If @var{index} is given,
-delete @var{index}th instance of header @var{name}.
+delete @var{index}th instance of the header @var{name}.
Notice the differences between this function and the @code{delete}
action:
@@ -6984,7 +6585,7 @@ functions}, for a description of functions for accessing messages.
@node Mailbox functions
@subsubsection Mailbox Functions
-@UNREVISED{}
+@cindex mailbox functions
A set of functions is provided for accessing mailboxes and messages
within them. In this subsection we describe the functions for
accessing mailboxes.
@@ -7048,18 +6649,38 @@ descriptior @var{nsmg} must be obtained from a previous call to
@node Message functions
@subsubsection Message Functions
-@UNREVISED{}
-
+@cindex message functions
+ The functions described below retrieve information from RFC822
+messages. The message to operate upon is identified by its
+@dfn{descriptor}, an integer number returned by the previous call to
+@code{mailbox_get_message} (@pxref{Mailbox functions,
+mailbox_get_message}) or @code{current_message}
+(@pxref{current_message}) function.
+
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} number message_size (number @var{nmsg})
-Return the size of the message @var{nmsg}, in bytes.
+Return the size of the message @var{nmsg}, in bytes. @emph{Notice},
+that if @var{nmsg} refers to current message
+(@pxref{current_message}), the returned value is less than the size
+seen by the @acronym{MTA}, because @command{mailfromd} recodes
+@acronym{CR-LF} sequences to @acronym{LF}, i.e. removes carriage
+returns (@acronym{ASCII} 13) ocurring before line feeds
+(@acronym{ASCII} 10. To obtain actual message length as seen by the
+@acronym{MTA}, add the number of lines in the message:
+
+@smallexample
+ set actual_length message_size(%nmsg) + message_lines(%nmsg)
+@end smallexample
+
@end deftypefn
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} number message_body_size (number @var{nmsg})
-Return the size, in bytes, of the body of message @var{nmsg}.
+Return the size, in bytes, of the body of message @var{nmsg}. See the
+note to the @code{message_size}, above.
@end deftypefn
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} number message_header_size (number @var{nmsg})
-Return the size, in bytes of the headers of message @var{nmsg}.
+Return the size, in bytes of the headers of message @var{nmsg}. See the
+note to the @code{message_size}, above.
@end deftypefn
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} number message_body_lines (number @var{nmsg})
@@ -7098,8 +6719,9 @@ If no matching header is not found, the @code{not_found} exception is
raised. If another error occures, the @code{failure} exception is
raised.
-The returned string is a verbatim copy of the message contents. You
-might need to apply the @code{unfold} function to it (@pxref{Mail
+The returned string is a verbatim copy of the message contents (except
+for eventual @acronym{CR-LF} -> @acronym{LF} translation, see above).
+You might need to apply the @code{unfold} function to it (@pxref{Mail
header functions, unfold}).
@end deftypefn
@@ -7146,8 +6768,8 @@ Read and return next line from the body of message @var{nmsg}. If
there are no more lines to read, raise the @code{not_found} exception.
@FIXME{Probably a special exception type is needed for that.}
-Use @code{message_body_rewind} to rewind the body stream and read its
-contents again.
+Use @code{message_body_rewind} (see above) to rewind the body stream
+and read its contents again.
@end deftypefn
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} string message_read_line (number @var{nmsg})
@@ -7786,12 +7408,15 @@ database error occurs while attempting to retrieve the record,
@end deftypefn
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} void dbput (string @var{db}, @
- string @var{key}, string @var{value} [, number @var{null}])
+ string @var{key}, string @var{value} [, @
+ number @var{null}, number @var{mode} ])
Inserts in the database a record with the given @var{key} and
@var{value}. If a record with the given @var{key} already exists, its
value is replaced with the supplied one.
- See above for the meaning of @var{null}.
+ See above for the meaning of @var{null}. Optional @var{mode} allows
+to explicitly specify the file mode for this database. See also
+@code{#pragma dbprop}, described above.
@end deftypefn
@deftypefn {Library Function} void safedbput (string @var{db}, @
@@ -7809,15 +7434,20 @@ the function returns without reporting an error.
@noindent
@xref{Modules}, for a description of @acronym{MFL} module system.
+@FIXME{safedbput should probably take an optional mode argument, as
+dbput does.}
@end deftypefn
@deftypefn {Built-in Function} void dbdel (string @var{db}, @
- string @var{key} [, number @var{null}])
+ string @var{key} [, number @var{null}, number @var{mode}])
Delete from the database the record with the given @var{key}. If
there are no such record, return without signalling error.
If the optional @var{null} argument is given and is not zero, the
terminating null character will be included in @var{key} length.
+
+ Optional @var{mode} allows to explicitly specify the file mode for
+this database. See also @code{#pragma dbprop}, described above.
@end deftypefn
@anchor{dbm-seq}
@@ -11999,7 +11629,7 @@ The following keywords are preprocessor macros:
Any keyword beginning with a @samp{m4_} prefix is a reserved
preprocessor symbol.
-@node Using MFL Mode, Mailfromd Configuration, MFL, Top
+@node Using MFL Mode
@chapter Using the GNU Emacs MFL Mode
@cindex Emacs, @acronym{MFL} mode
@cindex GNU Emacs, @acronym{MFL} mode
@@ -12216,7 +11846,7 @@ loop for set n 0
@end smallexample
@end defvr
-@node Mailfromd Configuration, Sendmail, Using MFL Mode, Top
+@node Mailfromd Configuration
@chapter Configuring @command{mailfromd}
In the simplest case you will be able to startup
@@ -12979,7 +12609,7 @@ is called during the system startup and shut down. The exact
instructions on how to do so depend on the operating system you use
and are beyond the scope of this manual.
-@node Sendmail, MeTA1, Mailfromd Configuration, Top
+@node Sendmail
@chapter Using @command{mailfromd} with Sendmail.
This chapter assumes you are familiar with Sendmail configuration in
@@ -13103,27 +12733,27 @@ f, @{client_addr@}
@end group
@end smallexample
-@node MeTA1, mtasim, Sendmail, Top
+@node MeTA1
@chapter Using @command{mailfromd} with MeTA1.
@WRITEME{}
-@node mtasim, smap, MeTA1, Top
+@node mtasim
@chapter @command{mtasim} --- a testing tool
@include mtasim.texi
-@node smap, pmult, mtasim, Top
+@node smap
@chapter A universal socket-map program for MeTA1.
@include smap.texi
-@node pmult, pies, smap, Top
+@node pmult
@chapter Pmilter multiplexer program.
@include pmult.texi
-@node pies, Reporting Bugs, pmult, Top
+@node pies
@chapter Pies -- a program execution supervisor.
@include pies.texi
-@node Reporting Bugs, Gacopyz, pies, Top
+@node Reporting Bugs
@chapter How to Report a Bug
@quotation
@@ -13158,17 +12788,23 @@ line options used).
@item Conditions under which the bug appears.
@end itemize
-@node Gacopyz, Time and Date Formats, Reporting Bugs, Top
+@node Gacopyz
+@appendix Gacopyz
@include gacopyz.texi
-@node Time and Date Formats, Copying This Manual, Gacopyz, Top
+@node Time and Date Formats
+@appendix Time and Date Formats
@include strftime.texi
-@node Copying This Manual, Concept Index, Time and Date Formats, Top
+@node Upgrading
+@appendix Upgrading
+@include upgrade.texi
+
+@node Copying This Manual
+@appendix GNU Free Documentation License
@include fdl.texi
-@node Concept Index, , Copying This Manual, Top
-@comment node-name, next, previous, up
+@node Concept Index
@unnumbered Concept Index
This is a general index of all issues discussed in this manual

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