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NAME

doveadm-dump - Dump the content of Dovecot s binary mailbox index/log

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Arguments
Example
Reporting Bugs
See Also

SYNOPSIS

doveadm [-Dv] dump [-t type] path

DESCRIPTION

Dovecot uses several binary index and log files in order to improve performance for accessing mails. For some mailbox formats, such as sdbox and mdbox, the index files are part of the format itself. For details about index files, see also: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/IndexFiles

doveadm dump is used to show the contents of those mailbox index/log files, in human readable format. This is mainly useful for Dovecot developers when debugging some problem.

OPTIONS

Global doveadm(1) options:
-D Enables verbosity and debug messages.
-v Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
Command specific options:
-t type the file type of the file to be dumped. If the type was omitted, doveadm(1) tries to detect the type of path. type can be:
dbox \(rA m. n (sdbox or mdbox mailbox file)
index \(rA dovecot.index, dovecot.map.index
log \(rA dovecot.index.log, dovecot.map.index.log
mailboxlog \(rA dovecot.mailbox.log
thread \(rA dovecot.index.thread

ARGUMENTS

path The path to the corresponding dbox storage, index or log file. If only a directory is specified, doveadm tries to detect the type of files under it and dumps them.

EXAMPLE

Look at the contents of a mailbox s index:


doveadm dump ~/Maildir/.work/ 


REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List <dovecot@dovecot.org>. Information about reporting bugs is available at: http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

SEE ALSO

doveadm(1


Dovecot v2.1 DOVEADM-DUMP (1) 2012-02-21
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