Manual Reference Pages  - DOVEADM-PURGE (1)

NAME

doveadm-purge - Remove messages with refcount=0 from mdbox files

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Reporting Bugs
See Also

SYNOPSIS

doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path]
doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path] -A
doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path] -u user

DESCRIPTION

The doveadm purge command is used to remove all messages with refcount=0 from a user s mail storage. The refcount of a message is decreased to 0 when the user (or some administration utility) has expunged all instances of a message from all mailboxes.

In the first form, doveadm(1) will perform the purge action for the currently logged in user.

In the second form, the command will be executed for all users

In the last form, only messages of the given user(s) will be purged.

OPTIONS

Global doveadm(1) options:
-D Enables verbosity and debug messages.
-v Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
Command specific options:
-A If the -A option is present, the command will be performed for all users. Using this option in combination with system users from userdb { driver = passwd } is not recommended, because it contains also users with a lower UID than the one configured with the first_valid_uid setting.

When the SQL userdb module is used make sure that the iterate_query setting in /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext matches your database layout. When using the LDAP userdb module, make sure that the iterate_attrs and iterate_filter settings in /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext match your LDAP schema. Otherwise doveadm(1) will be unable to iterate over all users.

-S socket_path
  The option s argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX domain socket, or a hostname and port (hostname:port), in order to connect a remote host via a TCP socket.

This allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands through the given socket.

-u user/mask
  Run the command only for the given user. It s also possible to use * and ? wildcards (e.g. -u *@example.org).
When neither the -A option nor -u user was specified, the command will be executed with the environment of the currently logged in user.

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), doveadm-expunge(1)

See http://wiki2.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat/dbox#Multi-dbox for some details


Dovecot v2.1 DOVEADM-PURGE (1) 2010-11-25
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