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tail -f /var/log/messages | awk '/printer on fire/ { system("date; doSomething & echo -e \"I've done something about it.\" | EMAIL=\"FromName <FromUser@example.com>\" mutt -s \"Printer on fire!\" \"ToName <ToUser@example.com>\"; wait;") }'