doveadm


SYNOPSIS
       doveadm  [-Dv]  [-f formatter] command [command_options] [command_argu-
       ments]

DESCRIPTION
       doveadm is the Dovecot administration tool. It can be  used  to  manage
       various parts of Dovecot, as well as access users' mailboxes.
       Execute doveadm help, for a command usage listing.

OPTIONS
       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -f formatter
              Specifies  the  formatter  for formatting the output.  Supported
              formatters are:

              flow   prints each line with key=value pairs.

              pager  prints each key: value pair on its own line and separates
                     records with form feed character (^L).

              tab    prints  a  table  header  followed by tab separated value
                     lines.

              table  prints a table header followed by adjusted value lines.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

COMMANDS
       These commands work directly with Dovecot's master process.

   reload
       doveadm reload

       Force dovecot(1) to reload the configuration.

   stop
       doveadm stop

       Stop dovecot(1) and all its child processes.

   ADDITIONAL MASTER COMMANDS
       doveadm director
              doveadm-director(1), Manage Dovecot directors (if used by  proxy
              servers).

       doveadm kick
              doveadm-kick(1),   Disconnect  users  by  user  name  and/or  IP
              address.

       doveadm log
       doveadm pw
              doveadm-pw(1), Dovecot's password hash generator.

       doveadm user
              doveadm-user(1), Perform a user lookup in Dovecot's userdbs

   MAILBOX COMMANDS
       doveadm altmove
              doveadm-altmove(1), Move matching mails to the alternative stor-
              age.

       doveadm dump
              doveadm-dump(1),  Dump  the  content of Dovecot's binary mailbox
              index/log.

       doveadm expunge
              doveadm-expunge(1),  Expunge  messages  matching  given   search
              query.

       doveadm fetch
              doveadm-fetch(1), Fetch messages matching given search query.

       doveadm force-resync
              doveadm-force-resync(1),  Repair broken mailboxes, in case Dove-
              cot doesn't automatically do that.

       doveadm import
              doveadm-import(1), Import messages matching given search query.

       doveadm index
              doveadm-index(1), Index messages in a given mailbox.

       doveadm mailbox
              doveadm-mailbox(1), Various commands related to  handling  mail-
              boxes.

       doveadm move
              doveadm-move(1)  Move  messages  matching the given search query
              into another mailbox.

       doveadm purge
              doveadm-purge(1) Remove  messages  with  refcount=0  from  mdbox
              files.

       doveadm quota
              doveadm-quota(1),  Initialize/recalculate  or show current quota
              usage.

       doveadm search
              doveadm-search(1), Show a list of mailbox GUIDs and message UIDs
              matching given search query.

EXIT STATUS
       doveadm will exit with one of the following values:

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf
              Mailbox locations and namespaces.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-plugin.conf
              Plugin specific settings.

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-help(1),       doveconf(1),        dovecot(1),        dsync(1),
       doveadm-search-query(7)



Dovecot v2.0                      2011-05-11                        DOVEADM(1)
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