doveadm-search

DOVEADM-SEARCH(1)                   Dovecot                  DOVEADM-SEARCH(1)

NAME
       doveadm-search - Show a list of mailbox GUIDs and message UIDs matching
       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]   -F   file
       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, the command will be performed for all users listed
       in the given file.

       In the fourth 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.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides  the  configuration  setting  from  /etc/dovecot/dove-
              cot.conf  and from the userdb with the given value.  In order to
              override multiple settings, the -o option may be specified  mul-
              tiple times.

       -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.

              When the SQL userdb module is used  make  sure  that  the  iter-
              ate_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.  Oth-
              erwise doveadm(1) will be unable to iterate over all users.

       -F file
              Execute the command for all the users in the file.  This is sim-
              ilar to the -A option, but instead of getting the list of  users
              from  the  userdb,  they are read from the given file.  The file
              contains one username per line.

       -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  the  -F file  option,  nor  the
              -u user  was  specified,  the  command 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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