movemail.mailutils(1) move messages across mailboxes.


movemail.mailutils [,OPTION/...] ,inbox-url destfile /[,POP-password/]


GNU movemail -- move messages across mailboxes.
output information used by Emacs rmail interface
try to continue after errors
process at most NUMBER messages
enable biff notification
what to do on errors
-p, --preserve, --keep-messages
preserve the source mailbox
set program identifier for diagnostics (default: program name)
-P, --owner=,MODELIST/
control mailbox ownership
-r, --reverse
reverse the sorting order
-u, --uidl
use UIDLs to avoid downloading the same message twice
-v, --verbose
increase verbosity level
Common options
--config-file=,FILE/, --rcfile=,FILE/
load this configuration file
show configuration file summary
--config-lint, --rcfile-lint
check configuration file syntax and exit
--config-verbose, --rcfile-verbose
verbosely log parsing of the configuration files
--no-site-config, --no-site-rcfile
do not load site configuration file
--no-user-config, --no-user-rcfile
do not load user configuration file
set configuration parameter
show compilation options
Global debugging settings
set Mailutils debugging level
show source info with debugging messages
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Report bugs to: <[email protected]>
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This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.