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DOVEADM-PURGE(1)                    Dovecot                   DOVEADM-PURGE(1)



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

SYNOPSIS
       doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path]
       doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path] -A
       doveadm [-Dv] purge [-S socket_path] -F file
       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 ref-
       count 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 third form, the command will be executed for all users listed in the given file.

       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.

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

       -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 combina-
              tion  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/dove-
              cot-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.

       -F file
              Execute  the  command  for  all the users in the file.  This is similar 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.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the  Dovecot  Mailing  List  <dovecotATdovecot.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 v2.2                      2015-05-09                  DOVEADM-PURGE(1)