2008/9/11 Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>:
> On Tuesday 09 September 2008, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> I have a directory containing about 50,000 email messages,
>> of which I am sure over 95% is spam.
>>>> What is the best (quickest) way of passing these messages through
>> spamassassin and deleting those that fail the test.
> But surely there is an easier way of completing the task?
>> As always, I await the valued advice of the ILUG guruship.
What am I missing?
for m in *; do spamc -E < $m || rm $m; done
"spamc -E" should return false if it thinks it is spam, and true otherwise.
If you don't like "rm", then "mv $m probably-spam-dir/" instead.
If "*" expands too much, then try
ls | xargs get-rid-of-spam
where get-rid-of-spam is the above line in a shell script without "in *".
I'm assuming a sane Maildir format, where filenames don't include IFS.
(This looks very like Kingsley's earlier suggestion. That's not a surprise.)
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