exiqgrep [-a] [-c]


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

-f <regexp>

Match sender address (field is “< >” wrapped)

-r <regexp>

Match recipient address

-s <regexp>

Match against the site field from long output

-y <seconds>

Message younger than

-o <seconds>

Message older than


Frozen messages only (exclude non-frozen)


Non-frozen messages only (exclude frozen)


Display match count


Long Format [Default]


Message IDs only


Brief Format


Reverse order


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.

RELATED TO exiqgrep…

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


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