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Is there any CLI email client/program which can read email mailbox file (with single email message) and produce output to stdout main headers and text?

$ mailcmd < email.file
From: some@email.com
Subject: some subject
Message text: Hello world!
  • I don't uinderstand, what's the content of email.file? – A.B. Mar 20 '16 at 17:52
  • email.file has the same format as /var/mail/user mailbox file. And email.file contains single email message. – Dimetry Mar 20 '16 at 18:15
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Possible solution:

mutt -f email.file -e "push <decode-save><Return><Return><quit><Return>"

-e key execute following command
push add key sequences to the keyboard buffer

As result I get file with main headers and plain text from raw mailbox file

When I execute the script under cron or procmail:

export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 && screen -dm mutt -f email.file -e "push <decode-save><Return><Return><quit><Return>"

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