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NAME

       doveadm-move - Move messages matching the given search query into another mailbox
       doveadm-copy - Copy messages matching the given search query into another mailbox

SYNOPSIS

       doveadm [-Dv] move [-S socket_path] destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] move [-S socket_path] -A destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] move [-S socket_path] -F file destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] move [-S socket_path] -u user destination [user source_user] search_query

       doveadm [-Dv] copy [-S socket_path] destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] copy [-S socket_path] -A destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] copy [-S socket_path] -F file destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] copy [-S socket_path] -u user destination [user source_user] search_query

DESCRIPTION

       doveadm  move  can  be used for moving mails between mailboxes for one or more users.  The
       search_query is used to restrict which messages are moved into the destination mailbox.
       doveadm copy behaves the same as doveadm move, except that copied  messages  will  not  be
       expunged after copying.

       In  the  first  form, doveadm(1) will execute the move/copy action with the environment of
       the logged in system user.

       In the second form, doveadm(1) will iterate  over  all  users,  found  in  the  configured
       user_db(s),  and  move or copy each user's messages, matching the given search_query, into
       the user's destination mailbox.

       In the third form, doveadm(1) will iterate over all users, found in the  given  file,  and
       move  or  copy  each  user's  messages,  matching  the given search_query, into the user's
       destination mailbox.

       In the fourth form, matching mails will be moved or copied only for given user(s).

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 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 iterate_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.   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.

ARGUMENTS

       destination
              The name of the destination mailbox, into  which  the  mails  should  be  moved  or
              copied.  The destination mailbox must exist, otherwise this command will fail.

       search_query
              Move/copy  messages  matching  the given search query.  See doveadm-search-query(7)
              for details.

       user source_user
              The keyword user followed by a valid user name.  When  this  argument  is  present,
              doveadm(1) will apply the search_query to the source_user's mail_location.
              Limitation:  Currently  the  users, specified by -u user and user source_user, must
              share the same UID and GID.

EXAMPLE

       Move jane's messages - received in September 2011 - from her INBOX into her archive.

       doveadm move -u jane Archive/2011/09 mailbox INBOX BEFORE \
       2011-10-01 SINCE 01-Sep-2011

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-search-query(7)