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       doveadm-search - Show a list of mailbox GUIDs and message UIDs matching
       given search query.


       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] search [-S socket_path] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] search [-S socket_path] -A search_query
       doveadm  [-Dv]  [-f  formatter]  search  [-S   socket_path]   -u   user


       The  search command is used to find matching messages.  doveadm(1) will
       print the mailbox's guid and the message's uid for each match.
       When used with the -A or -u wildcard options, doveadm(1) will print the
       fields username, mailbox-guid and uid for each matching message.

       In  the first form, doveadm(1) will executed the search action with the
       environment of the logged in system user.

       In the second form, the command will be performed for all users.

       In the third form, only matching mails of the  given  user(s)  will  be


       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -f formatter
              Specifies  the  formatter  for formatting the output.  Supported
              formatters are:

              flow   prints each line with key=value pairs.

              pager  prints each key: value pair on its own line and separates
                     records with form feed character (^L).

              tab    prints  a  table  header  followed by tab separated value

              table  prints a table header followed by adjusted value lines.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       This command uses by default the output  formatter  flow  (without  the
       key= prefix).

       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

       -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 *
              When  neither  the  -A  option  nor  -u user  was specified, the
              command will be executed with the environment of  the  currently
              logged in user.


              Show    messages    matching    this    search    query.     See
              doveadm-search-query(7) for details.


       This example demonstrates how to search in user bob's dovecot mailboxes
       all messages, which contains the word "todo" in the Subject: header.

       doveadm search -u bob mailbox dovecot\* subject todo
       3a94c928d66ebe4bda04000015811c6a   8
       3a94c928d66ebe4bda04000015811c6a   25
       3a94c928d66ebe4bda04000015811c6a   45

       The   search   command   is  mainly  useful  when  used  together  with
       doveadm fetch command. For  example  to  save  message  bodies  of  all
       messages from INBOX that have "todo" in subject, use:

       doveadm search -u bob mailbox INBOX subject todo |
       while read guid uid; do
         doveadm fetch -u bob body mailbox-guid $guid uid $uid > msg.$uid


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       doveadm(1), doveadm-fetch(1), doveadm-search-query(7)