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EXIQGREP(8) System Manager's Manual EXIQGREP(8)


exiqgrep - Search in the exim queue


exiqgrep [-h] [-C file] [-f regexp] [-r regexp] [-s regexp] [-y seconds] [-o seconds] [-z] [-x] [-G queuename] [-c] [-l] [-i] [-b] [-R] [-a]


The exiqgrep utility is a Perl script which offers possibilities to grep in the exim queue output. Unlike exiqsumm, it invokes exim -bpu itself and does not need to be invoked in a pipe.


Print help
Specify which exim.conf to use
Specify a path for the exim binary, overriding the built-in one.
Match sender address (field is “< >” wrapped)
Match recipient address
Match against the size field from long output
Message younger than
Message older than
Frozen messages only (exclude non-frozen)
Non-frozen messages only (exclude frozen)
Match in given queue only
Display match count
Long Format [Default]
Message IDs only
Brief Format
Reverse order
All recipients (including delivered)

At least one selection option, or either the -c or -h option, must be given.


This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff than us and has more experience in writing manual pages, any patches would be greatly appreciated.


exim(8), /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/


This manual page was stitched together from the source code by Marc Haber <>, using the exiqsumm man page by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

January 27, 2022