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

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

SYNOPSIS doveadm [-Dv] purge doveadm [-Dv] purge -A doveadm [-Dv] purge -u user

DESCRIPTION The doveadm purge command is used to remove all messages with ref- count=0 from a user’s mail storage. The refcount 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 last form, only messages of the given user(s) will be purged.

OPTIONS Global doveadm(1) options:

-D Enables verbosity and debug messages.

-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 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 the /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext matches your database layout. Otherwise doveadm(1) will be unable to iterate over all users.

-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.

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-expunge(1)

See http://wiki.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat/dbox#Multi-dbox for some details.

Dovecot v2.0 2010-06-22 DOVEADM-PURGE(1)