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       sup-sync-back-maildir - Export Xapian entries to Maildir sources on disk


       sup-sync-back-maildir [options] [source uri...]


       This  script  parses  the  Xapian  entries for a given Maildir source and renames (changes
       maildir flags) e-mail files on disk according to the labels stored in the index.  It  will
       export  all the changes you made in Sup to your Maildirs so that they can be propagated to
       your IMAP server with e.g.  offlineimap.

       The script also merges some Maildir flags into Sup such as  R  (replied)  and  P  (passed,
       forwarded),  for  instance suppose you have an e-mail file like this: foo_bar:2,FRS (flags
       are favorite, replied, seen)  and  its  Xapian  entry  has  labels  'starred',  the  merge
       operation will add the 'replied' label to the Xapian entry.

       If you choose not to merge (-m) you will lose information ('replied'), and in the previous
       example the file will be renamed to foo_bar:2,FS.

       Running this script is strongly recommended when setting the "sync_back_to_maildir" option
       from false to true in config.yaml or changing the "sync_back" flag to true for a source in

       If no source is given, the default behavior is to sync back all Maildir sources marked  as
       usual  and  that have not disabled sync back using the configuration parameter sync_back =
       false in sources.yaml.


       -n, --no-confirm
              Don't ask for confirmation before synchronizing

       -m, --no-merge
              Don't merge new supported Maildir flags (R and P)

       -l, --list-sources
              List your Maildir sources and exit

       -u, --unusual-sources-too
              Sync unusual sources too if no specific source information is given

              Print version and exit

       -h, --help
              Show brief help message


              Configuration file for Sup mail sources


       sup(1), sup-add(1), sup-config(1), sup-dump(1), sup-sync(1), sup-tweak-labels(1)


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