doveadm-search

       given search query.

SYNOPSIS
       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] search [-S socket_path] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] search [-S socket_path] -A search_query
       doveadm  [-Dv]  [-f  formatter]  search  [-S   socket_path]   -u   user
       search_query

DESCRIPTION
       The  search command is used to find matching messages.  doveadm(1) will
       print the mailbox's guid and the message's uid for each match.
       When used with the -A or -u wildcard options, doveadm(1) will print the
       fields username, mailbox-guid and uid for each matching message.

       In  the first form, doveadm(1) will executed the search action with the
       environment of the logged in system user.

       In the second form, the command will be performed for all users.

       In the third form, only matching mails of the  given  user(s)  will  be
       searched.

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.

       This command uses by default the output  formatter  flow  (without  the
       key= prefix).

       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.

              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  com-
              mand  will  be  executed  with  the environment of the currently
              logged in user.

ARGUMENTS
       search_query
              Show    messages    matching    this    search    query.     See
              doveadm-search-query(7) for details.

EXAMPLE
       This example demonstrates how to search in user bob's dovecot mailboxes
       all messages, which contains the word "todo" in the Subject: header.

       doveadm search -u bob mailbox dovecot\* subject todo
       3a94c928d66ebe4bda04000015811c6a   8
       3a94c928d66ebe4bda04000015811c6a   25
       3a94c928d66ebe4bda04000015811c6a   45

       The  search  command  is  mainly  useful  when   used   together   with
       doveadm fetch  command.  For example to save message bodies of all mes-
       sages from INBOX that have "todo" in subject, use:

       doveadm search -u bob mailbox INBOX subject todo |
       while read guid uid; do
         doveadm fetch -u bob body mailbox-guid $guid uid $uid > msg.$uid
       done

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-fetch(1), doveadm-search-query(7)



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