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       doveadm-index - Index mailboxes


       doveadm [-Dv] index [-S socket_path] [-q] [-n max_recent] mailbox
       doveadm [-Dv] index [-S socket_path] -A [-q] [-n max_recent] mailbox
       doveadm [-Dv] index [-S socket_path] -F file [-q] [-n max_recent] mailbox
       doveadm [-Dv] index [-S socket_path] -u user [-q] [-n max_recent] mailbox


       Add unindexed messages in a mailbox into index/cache file. If full text search is enabled,
       also add unindexed messages to the fts database.

       The caching adds only the fields that were  previously  added  to  the  mailbox's  caching
       decisions, so it won't do anything useful for mailboxes that user's client hasn't accessed
       yet. You can use doveadm dump  command  to  show  a  specific  mailbox's  current  caching

       Messages can also be added automatically to full text search index using:

       plugin {
         fts_autoindex = yes
       in /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-plugin.conf.


       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides  the  configuration  setting  from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the
              userdb with the given value.  In order to override multiple settings, the -o option
              may be specified multiple times.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       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.

       -F file
              Execute the command for all the users in the file.   This  is  similar  to  the  -A
              option,  but  instead  of  getting the list of users from the userdb, they are read
              from the given file.  The file contains one username per line.

       -n max_recent
              An integer value, which  specifies  the  maximum  number  of  \Recent  messages  in
              mailboxes.  If the mailbox contains more than max_recent messages with \Recent flag
              set, the mailbox will not be indexed.  This may  be  useful  to  avoid  unnecessary
              indexing for large mailboxes that are never opened.

       -q     Queues  the indexing to be run by indexer process.  Without -q the indexing is done
              directly by the doveadm(1) process.  Some backends  like  fts-lucene  can't  handle
              multiple  processes  updating  the  indexes simultaneously, so -q should usually be
              used on production.

       -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

              This allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands through the  given

       -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 the -F file option, nor the -u user was  specified,
              the command will be executed with the environment of the currently logged in user.


              The name of the mailbox to index.


       Index bob's INBOX:

       doveadm index -u bob INBOX


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