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NAME

       notmuch-restore - restores the tags from the given file (see notmuch dump)

SYNOPSIS

       notmuch restore [--accumulate] [--format=(auto|batch-tag|sup)] [--input=<filename>]

DESCRIPTION

       Restores the tags from the given file (see notmuch dump).

       The input is read from the given filename, if any, or from stdin.

       Supported options for restore include

       --accumulate
              The  union  of  the  existing  and  new  tags is applied, instead of replacing each
              message's tags as they are read in from the dump file.

       --format=(sup|batch-tag|auto)
              Notmuch restore supports two plain text dump formats, with each line  specifying  a
              message-id   and   a   set  of  tags.  For  details  of  the  actual  formats,  see
              notmuch-dump(1).

              sup    The sup dump file format is specifically chosen to be  compatible  with  the
                     format of files produced by sup-dump. So if you've previously been using sup
                     for mail, then the notmuch restore command provides you a way to import  all
                     of your tags (or labels as sup calls them).

              batch-tag
                     The  batch-tag  dump  format  is  intended  to more robust against malformed
                     message-ids and tags containing whitespace or non-ascii(7)  characters.  See
                     notmuch-dump(1) for details on this format.

                     notmuch  restore  updates  the maildir flags according to tag changes if the
                     maildir.synchronize_flags   configuration    option    is    enabled.    See
                     notmuch-config(1) for details.

              auto   This  option  (the  default)  tries  to guess the format from the input. For
                     correctly formed input in either supported format, this heuristic, based the
                     fact that batch-tag format contains no parentheses, should be accurate.

       --include=(config|properties|tags)
              Control what kind of metadata is restored.

              config Restore  configuration  data to the database. Each configuration line starts
                     with "#@ ", followed by a space separated  key-value  pair.   Both  key  and
                     value are hex encoded if needed.

              properties
                     Restore  per-message  (key,value)  metadata.   Each  line starts with "#= ",
                     followed by a message id, and a space separated  list  of  key=value  pairs.
                     Ids,  keys  and values are hex encoded if needed.  See notmuch-properties(7)
                     for more details.

              tags   Restore per-message  metadata,  namely  tags.  See  format  above  for  more
                     details.

              The  default is to restore all available types of data. The option can be specified
              multiple times to select some subset.

       --input=<filename>
              Read input from given file instead of stdin.

GZIPPED INPUT

       notmuch restore will detect if the input is compressed in gzip(1) format and automatically
       decompress  it  while  reading.  This  detection  does  not  depend  on file naming and in
       particular works for standard input.

SEE ALSO

       notmuch(1),  notmuch-config(1),   notmuch-count(1),   notmuch-dump(1),   notmuch-hooks(5),
       notmuch-insert(1),      notmuch-new(1),      notmuch-properties(7),      notmuch-reply(1),
       notmuch-search(1), notmuch-search-terms(7), notmuch-show(1), notmuch-tag(1)

AUTHOR

       Carl Worth and many others

COPYRIGHT

       2009-2019, Carl Worth and many others