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       doveconf - Dovecot's configuration dumping utility

       doveconf [-adnNSx] [-c config-file] [-f filter] [-m module]
       doveconf [-n] [-c config-file] section_name ...
       doveconf [-h] [-c config-file] [-f filter] setting_name ...

       doveconf  reads  and  parses  Dovecot's configuration files and converts them into a simpler format used by the
       rest of Dovecot. All standalone programs, such as dovecot(1) and dovecot-lda(1), will first get their  settings
       by executing doveconf.

       For  system administrators, doveconf is mainly useful for dumping the configuration in easy human readable out-

       -a     Show all settings with their currently configured values.

       -c config-file
              read configuration from the given config-file.  By default /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf will be used.

       -d     Show the setting's default value instead of the one currently configured.

       -f filter
              Show the matching configuration for the specified filter condition.  The filter option string has to  be
              given  as name=value pair.  For multiple filter conditions the -f option can be supplied multiple times.
              Possible names for the filter are:

              lname  The local hostname, e.g.  This will only match hostnames which were  configured
                     local_name { # special settings }

              local  The server's hostname or IP address.  This will also match hostnames which were configured like:
                     local { # special settings }

              protocol, service
                     The protocol, e.g. imap or pop3

              remote The client's hostname or IP address.

       -h     Hide the setting's name, show only the setting's value.

       -m module
              Show only settings for the given module.
              e.g.  imap, imap-login, lmtp, pop3 or pop3-login

       -n     Show only settings with non-default values.

       -N     Show settings with non-default values and explicitly set default values.

       -S     Dump settings in simplified machine parsable/readable format.

       -x     Expand configuration variables (e.g. ?mail_plugins => quota) and show file contents (from e.g. ssl_cert =

              Show only the current configuration of one or more specified sections.

              Show only the setting of one or more setting_name(s) with the currently configured value. You can show a
              setting inside a section using '/' as the section separator, e.g.  service/imap/executable.

       When  Dovecot  was  configured to use different settings for some networks/subnets it is possible to show which
       settings will be applied for a specific connection.

       doveconf -f local= -f remote= -f service=pop3 -n

       doveconf can be also used to convert v1.x configuration files into v2.x format.

       doveconf -n -c /oldpath/dovecot.conf > /etc/dovecot/

       This example shows how to ask doveconf for a global setting and a protocol specific setting.  The  second  com-
       mand uses also the -h option, in order to hide the setting's name.

       doveconf mail_plugins
       mail_plugins = quota
       doveconf  -h -f protocol=imap mail_plugins
       quota imap_quota

       This example demonstrates how to dump a whole configuration section.

       doveconf dict
       dict {
         quota = pgsql:/etc/dovecot/dovecot-dict-sql.conf.ext

       Or how to dump only the quota dict:

       doveconf dict/quota
       dict/quota = pgsql:/etc/dovecot/dovecot-dict-sql.conf.ext

       Report  bugs,  including  doveconf  -n  output, to the Dovecot Mailing List <>.  Information
       about reporting bugs is available at:

       doveadm(1), dovecot(1), dovecot-lda(1), dsync(1)

Dovecot v2.2                      2014-10-19                       DOVECONF(1)