[sylpheed:30400] Re: Filter syntax

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Mon Nov 13 13:54:14 JST 2006

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 11:02:37 +0900
Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp> dijo:
> On Sun, 12 Nov 2006 12:54:51 -0800
> John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
> > I want to create a filter rule that will move to trash all messages
> > containing certain specific words in the Subject. I have created the
> > rule, but evidently I have to add a new line for each word. For
> > example, if I want to filter the message if it contains Roger, Sally,
> > Betty or James I have to create four lines. I thought I should be able
> > to do this with one line, just by separating the words with a comma,
> > or "OR" or something. I read the manual, but can't find anything about
> > syntax for filter rules. Is what I want to do possible? If so, how?
> > And if you can specify such things by syntax in a rule, is there
> > documentation for the syntax somewhere? TIA

> You can use "match to regex" in that case: "(Roger|Sally|Betty|James)"

Thanks, that works! However, what does "match to regex" mean? 

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