filter - program that filters local email via forward/pipe

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386 Official
Package filename filter_2.6.3+ds1-3_i386.deb
Package name filter
Package version 2.6.3+ds1
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
License -
Maintainer Debian QA Group <>
Download size 33.29 KB
Installed size 84.00 KB
filter is one of the original mail filtering programs written for UNIX.
(originally a part of the 'elm' mailer)
Install it via a pipe(|) reference in $HOME/.forward, and let it
separate your incoming email into different personal mailboxes.


Package Version Architecture Repository
filter All All All


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package filter_2.6.3+ds1-3_i386.deb
Source Package filter

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install filter deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install filter




2016-02-21 - Axel Beckert <>
filter (2.6.3+ds1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Fix more implicit function declarations, this time in audit.c,
strtokq.c and istrcmp.c. This also fixes segfaults during logging on
amd64 (and probably more 64-bit platforms). (Closes: #815438)
2016-02-20 - Axel Beckert <>
filter (2.6.3+ds1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Make build reproducible:
+ Add patch to enforce usage of gethostname at runtime instead of
hardwiring the buildsystem's hostname into the resulting binary.
+ Remove obsoleted hunks from config.h.patch and config.h.SH.patch.
* Import patch from Ubuntu to fix implicit function declarations.
2016-02-20 - Axel Beckert <>
filter (2.6.3+ds1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
+ Set Maintainer to Debian QA Group. (See #814851)
+ Import package history into Git with "gbp import-dscs" and create a
collab-maint Git repository for it. Add Vcs-* headers accordingly.
* Remove "Local variables:" and superfluous blank lines from
* Revamp packaging:
+ Bump debhelper compatibility to 9 (Closes: #800176)
+ Rewrite debian/rules with minimal dh(1) style
+ Switch to source format "3.0 (quilt)".
+ Add "test" to debian/clean.
+ Depend on ${misc:Depends}.
+ Add Homepage header.
+ Declare compliance with Debian policy 3.9.7.
- Remove patch hunks which switch /var/mail to /var/spool/mail.
* Update watch file to version 3. (Closes: #529109)
* Repack upstream tarball to exclude temporary files ("UU" directory)
and backup files ("*.orig").
* Remove obsolete example file debian/manpage.sgml.ex. Thanks lintian!
* Fix typo and style issues found by lintian.
* Convert debian/copyright to machine-readable DEP5 format.
* Enable all hardening flags (for now except format string errors)
+ Add patch to pass CFLAGS, LDFLAGS and friends properly to CC.
* Add patch to fix spelling errors found via lintian.
2004-12-24 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.6.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Security bug fixed upstream
* New feature for matching, "alphasubject"
* (Closes #124616  grammar "bug") 
* (Closes #287048  security bug)
2003-09-17 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.4.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* made "lines" comparison work
* added "mailinglist" header check, to look for "x-mailing-list: "
* made  if(xx != "yy") work again
* added "resend" command
2001-08-16 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.3.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* ANOTHER fix for the auto-build process. oops.
Tweaked Configure some more
2001-08-11 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* adjustment to build process to make the default be
fully automated
2001-07-28 - Philip Brown <>
filter (2.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.

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