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Compilation and installation of mboxgrep

mboxgrep should compile on a modern Unix-like operating system, such as GNU/Linux or FreeBSD.

Autoconf and Automake are used, and the most basic compilation procedure consists of:

autoreconf --install
make install # root rights probably needed here, prefix with sudo in such case

(Invocation of autoreconf is only required if the source tree has been cloned from the git repository.)

To see the list of flags accepted by the configure script, run:

./configure --help

Optionally, mboxgrep can be linked with the following libraries:

  • PCRE2, to enable support for regular expressions compatible with Perl 5;
  • zlib and bzlib, to enable support for compressed mbox folders.