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Scavenger is a program that extracts email addresses from text and binary files in any format. Email addresses are identified according to the RFC 2822 standard.

Usage: scavenger [INPUT FILES]… [OUTPUT FILE]

I wrote scavenger a while ago, before I knew that grep, regular expressions, etc. could do this without breaking a sweat. However, scavenger is a clean, simple example of good C++ style and practices.

To compile on *nix, just run make. This should work with gcc 2.95 and up on any *nix platform; it has been tested on Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD.

To compile on Windows, use the included Visual C++ project files.

Scavenger is copyright 2001 Ryan Barrett, and is distributed under the GPL. See the LICENSE file for more information.

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