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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       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 search_query

DESCRIPTION

       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 searched.

OPTIONS

       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 lines.

              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 users.

       -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 -u user was specified, the command will be executed
              with the environment of the currently logged in user.

ARGUMENTS

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

EXAMPLE

       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
       done

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