Provided by: readpst_0.5.2-1_i386
readpst - convert PST (MS Outlook Personal Folders) files to mbox
readpst [options] files...
This manual page documents briefly the readpst command.
readpst is a program that can read an Outlook PST (Personal Folders)
file and convert it into an mbox file, a format suitable for KMail, a
recursive mbox structure, or seperate emails.
A summary of options is included below.
-b Do not save the attachments for the RTF format of the email
-c[lv] Set the Contact output mode. Use -cv for vcard format or -cl for
an email list.
-d Specify name of debug log file. Defaults to "readpst.log". The
log file isn´t an ascii file, it is a binary file readable by
-h Show summary of options and exit.
-k Changes the output format to KMail.
-o Specifies the output directory. The directory must already
exist, and is entered after the PST file is opened, but before
any processing of files commences.
-q Changes to silent mode. No feedback is printed to the screen,
except for error messages.
-r Changes the output format to Recursive. This will create folders
as named in the PST file, and will put all emails in a file
called "mbox" inside each folder. These files are then
compatible with all mbox-compatible email clients.
-S Output messages into seperate files. This will create folders as
named in the PST file, and will put each email in its own file.
These files will be numbered from 000000000 increasing in
intervals of 1 (ie 000000000, 000000001, 0000000002). Any
attachments are saved alongside each email as 000000000-attach0,
or with the name of the attachment if one is present.
-V Show version of program and exit.
-w Overwrite any previous output files. Beware: When used with the
-S switch, this will remove all files from the target folder
before writing. This is to keep the count of emails and
This manual page was written by Dave Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and
updated by Joe Nahmias <email@example.com> for the Debian GNU/Linux
system (but may be used by others).
December 10, 2006 READPST(1)