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From: Arun Isaac <>
To: Ricardo Wurmus <>
Subject: Re: [guile-email] parse-email-headers returns just “fields”
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 03:24:36 +0530	[thread overview]
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> Yeah, I figured as much, but I shied away from reading the file in
> bytevector chunks that would then need to be searched for control
> characters to split the parts of the log file.  I’ll probably do that
> later, but for the first pass I just decided to use read-line.

I understand. Binary read is a little painful. Perhaps you could use the
read-bytes-till function in email/utils.scm of guile-email. It is kinda
internal to guile-email. So, if you're using it, you should probably
copy it into your source tree.

> The mbox begins at the first ^G and ends at the next ^C.

Ah, I see the problem. This is actually a bug on debbugs' part. The
mbox/email starting at line 194 is invalid. It is neither a valid email
nor a valid mbox. For it to be a valid mbox, the "From ..." line
(currently at line 195) should be the first line. It should not occur in
between the email headers as it does now. For it to be a valid email,
the "From ..." line should not occur at all.

I guess the only workaround is to find and delete the "From ..."
line. Here's one possible way to do it.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(use-modules (email utils))

 (call-with-input-file "/path/to/40755.log"
   (lambda (port)
     (read-bytes-till port (make-bytevector 1 #x07))
     (get-line port)
     (get-line port)
     (let ((possible-from-line (get-line port)))
       (unless (string-prefix? "From " possible-from-line)
         (unget-string port possible-from-line))
       (read-bytes-till port (make-bytevector 1 #x03))))))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-04-23 21:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-21 12:24 Ricardo Wurmus
2020-04-23  1:26 ` Arun Isaac
2020-04-23  1:26   ` Arun Isaac
2020-04-23  6:35   ` Ricardo Wurmus
2020-04-23 11:31     ` Arun Isaac
2020-04-23 11:31       ` Arun Isaac
2020-04-23 14:40       ` Ricardo Wurmus
2020-04-23 21:54         ` Arun Isaac [this message]
2020-04-23 21:54           ` Arun Isaac

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