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

-C <config>

Specify which exim.conf to use

-E <path>

Specify a path for the exim binary, overriding the built-in one.

-f <regexp>

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

-r <regexp>

Match recipient address

-s <regexp>

Match against the size 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)

-G <queuename>

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 <mh+debian-packages [AT]>, using the exiqsumm man page by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).