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Recipe Actions Concepts - Exercise

Recipe Concepts

Objective: Match the procmail items with their descriptions.


This exercise is unscored. It's an opportunity for you to check your understanding of how to test an email filter you've created. When you're finished, click the Submit button to receive credit for having completed the exercise and view a results page.


In the left column below are six terms related to configuring procmail. Their corresponding definitions are in the right column. Click a term in the left column, then click its definition in the right column to make a match.
When you have matched all the terms and their definitions, click the Done button to see whether you've done so correctly--green lines mean the match is correct, red lines mean the match is incorrect. If you didn't get the matches right the first time, click Clear to erase your matches and try again.

  1. action
  2. action flag
  3. condition
  4. condition flag
  5. regular expression
  6. recipe
  1. Tells procmail what to do with the email.
  2. Modifies the behavior of procmail's email delivery.
  3. Describes what email will match the recipe.
  4. Modifies how procmail matches email against recipes.
  5. Pattern against which text in the email is compared.
  6. Describes how to process the email.
Associate elements in one column with elements in the other column. Match the term in the first element with the second element. In order to check your answer, click Submit to see the results page. The correct associations will be colored green, and incorrect associations will be colored red.