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       mb2md — Converts Mbox mailboxes to Maildir format.


       mb2md [-h]

       mb2md [-c]  [-m]  [-d destdir]

       mb2md [-c]  [-s sourcefile]  [-d destdir]

       mb2md  [-c]   [-s  sourcedir]   [-l wu-mailboxlist]  [-R|-f somefolder]  [-d destdir]  [-r


       mb2md     Converts Mbox mailboxes to Maildir format.


       -h        Show summary of options.

       -c        Use the Content-Length: headers (if present) to find the beginning of  the  next
                 message.   Use  with caution! Results may be unreliable. I recommend to do a run
                 without "-c" first and only use it if you are certain, that the mbox in question
                 really needs the "-c" option.

       -m        If   this   is   used   then   the   source   will  be  the  single  mailbox  at
                 /var/spool/mail/blah for user blah and  the  destination  mailbox  will  be  the
                 "destdir" mailbox itself.

       -s sourcedir
                 Directory,  relative  to  the  user's  home  directory,  which  is where the the
                 "somefolders" directories are located.  Or if directory starts with a "/" or "."
                 it  is  taken as a absolute path, e.g. /mnt/oldmail/user _OR_ A single mbox file
                 which will be converted to the destdir.

       -R        If defined, do not skip directories found  in  a  mailbox  directory,  but  runs
                 recursively into each of them, creating all wanted folders in Maildir.

                 Incompatible with '-f'

       -f somefolder
                 Directories,  relative to "sourcedir" where the Mbox files are. All mailboxes in
                 the "sourcedir"  directory  will  be  converted  and  placed  in  the  "destdir"
                 directory.   (Typically  the  Inbox  directory  which  in  this instance is also
                 functioning as a folder for other mailboxes.)

                 The "somefolder" directory name will be encoded into the new  mailboxes'  names.
                 See the example in the USAGE file (see below).

                 This  does not save an UW IMAP dummy message file at the start of the Mbox file.
                 Small changes in the code could adapt  it  for  looking  for  other  distinctive
                 patterns of dummy messages too.

                 Don't let the source directory you give as "somefolders" contain any "."s in its
                 name, unless you want to create subfolders from the IMAP user's point  of  view.
                 See the example in the USAGE file (see below).

                 Incompatible with '-R'

       -d destdir
                 Directory  where  the Maildir format directories will be created.  If not given,
                 then the destination will be ~/Maildir .   Typically,  this  is  what  the  IMAP
                 server  sees as the Inbox and the folder for all user mailboxes.  If this begins
                 with a '/' the path is considered to be absolute, otherwise it  is  relative  to
                 the users home directory.

       -r strip_extension
                 If  defined  this extension will be stripped from the original mailbox file name
                 before creating the corresponding maildir. The extension must be  given  without
                 the leading dot (".").  See the example in the USAGE file (see below).

       -l UW-file
                 File  containing  the list of subscribed folders.  If migrating from UW-IMAP the
                 list of subscribed folders will be found in the file called .mailboxlist in  the
                 users  home  directory.   This  will convert all subscribed folders for a single

                 /bin/mb2md -s mail -l .mailboxlist -R -d Maildir

                 and for all users in a directory as root you can do the following:

                 for i in *; do echo $i;su - $i -c "/bin/mb2md -s  mail  -l  .mailboxlist  -R  -d


       Please read the USAGE documentation (zless /usr/share/doc/mb2md/USAGE.gz).


       This  manual page was written by Noèl Köthe for the Debian system (but may
       be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
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