postcat - show Postfix queue file contents


   postcat [-bdehnoqv] [-c config_dir] [files...]


   The  postcat(1)  command  prints  the  contents  of  the named files in
   human-readable form. The files are expected to be in Postfix queue file
   format.  If  no  files  are  specified on the command line, the program
   reads from standard input.

   By default, postcat(1) shows the envelope and message  content,  as  if
   the  options -beh were specified. To view message content only, specify
   -bh (Postfix 2.7 and later).


   -b     Show body content.  The -b option starts producing output at the
          first  non-header line, and stops when the end of the message is

          This feature is available in Postfix 2.7 and later.

   -c config_dir
          The configuration file is in the named directory instead
          of the default configuration directory.

   -d     Print the decimal type of each record.

   -e     Show message envelope content.

          This feature is available in Postfix 2.7 and later.

   -h     Show message header content.  The -h option produces output from
          the beginning of the message up to, but not including, the first
          non-header line.

          This feature is available in Postfix 2.7 and later.

   -o     Print the queue file offset of each record.

   -q     Search  the  Postfix queue for the named files instead of taking
          the names literally.

          This feature is available in Postfix 2.0 and later.

   -v     Enable verbose  logging  for  debugging  purposes.  Multiple  -v
          options make the software increasingly verbose.


   Problems are reported to the standard error stream.


          Directory with Postfix configuration files.


   The  following  parameters  are  especially  relevant  to this

   The text below provides only a parameter summary. See  postconf(5)  for
   more details including examples.

   config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
          The  default  location  of  the  Postfix  and
          configuration files.

   queue_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
          The location of the Postfix top-level queue directory.


   /var/spool/postfix, Postfix queue directory


   postconf(5), Postfix configuration


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   Wietse Venema
   IBM T.J. Watson Research
   P.O. Box 704
   Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

   Wietse Venema
   Google, Inc.
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