Save attachment to disk from an mbox format file

Hello,
  I just created an account on my linux box that will receive an email with an attachment once per day. I would like to make a script that will read the /var/spool/mail/userxx file and get ONLY the attachment and save it to disk (ie /var/www/htdocs/images/image.gif)
  I have tried a couple of things without success.....

Thank you very much

Alejandro Acosta,-
LVL 1
aacostaAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

GnsCommented:
You'll probably be best served by the metamail package.
man metamail
(if you have it) will tell more.

You'd be interrested in the -w flag (and possibly in the -r ... and some others:).
You might make it real nice, by combining it with procmail for that user, so that the decode/save occurs upon delivery to the user.

-- Glenn

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
yuzhCommented:
Glenn points you to the right direction.

You can use a mail filter eg,  procmail + metamail (eg, mimencode / mmencode, or mpack/munpack
 (MIME equivalent of uuencode/uudecode, )

or just write a little script (behave like auto_reply, but only extrach the attachments).

Have a look at the following page, to get some idea about how to write the script:
http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Sendmail/Q_20319762.html
aacostaAuthor Commented:
Hello,
  Thank boths, I did it using metamail and it worked perfect, thank you. I did not know the metamail command.
  My script is much easier...., it was just a combination between procmail and metamail.

-- cut here ---

:0
* ^Subject:.*PRUEBA
| /usr/bin/metamail -q -d; mv /tmp/netcat.blurb /home/aacosta/tmp

-- cut here ---

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.