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Re: email extraction in emacs

From: B. T. Raven
Subject: Re: email extraction in emacs
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 01:37:10 -0600

"Mathias Dahl" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> "a" <address@hidden> writes:
> > if i have a text file filled with email addresses but other things
> > as well what commands can i use to extract the email address from
> > the file?
> You would probably need `search-forward-regexp' and
> `match-string'. The code below will not work but it will give you an
> idea on how to do it:
> (defun blah ()
>  (let (adresses)
>   (while (search-forward-regexp "\\(REGEXP-MATCHING-EMAILS\\)" nil t)
>    (setq addresses (append adresses (list (match-string 1)))))
>   adresses)
> Matching e-mail addresses using a regexp can be tricky, if you want to
> support all variants (with `+' before the @ and such).

This sort of works interactively, that is it finds most of them. Blah is
missing a final parenthesis and I don't understand if addresses with 2 d's
is outside the scope of the let or not. Anyway, it just returns a list of
nils even if some email addresses are below the point of invocation in


Maybe all of the backslashes have to be doubled.

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