sieve(1) a mail filtering tool.


sieve [,OPTION/...] ,SCRIPT/


GNU sieve -- a mail filtering tool.
-c, --compile-only
compile script and exit
-d, --debug[=,FLAGS/]
debug flags (defaults to "TPt")
-D, --dump
compile script, dump disassembled sieve code to terminal and exit
-e, --email=,ADDRESS/
override user email address
-E, --expression
treat SCRIPT as Sieve program text
-f, --mbox-url=,MBOX/
mailbox to sieve (defaults to user's mail spool)
-k, --keep-going
keep on going if execution fails on a message
print source location along with action logs (default)
-n, --no-actions, --dry-run
do not execute any actions, just print what would be done
do not prefix diagnostic messages with the program name
-t, --ticket=,TICKET/
ticket file for user authentication
-v, --verbose
log all actions
Sieve options
clear Sieve include path
--clear-library-path, --clearpath
clear Sieve library path
-I, --includedir=,DIR/
append DIR to the list of directories searched for include files
add DIR to the beginning of the list of directories searched for library files
-L, --libdir=,DIR/
append DIR to the list of directories searched for library files
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
output logs to syslog FACILITY
-M, --mailer=,MAILER/
use specified URL as the default mailer
-?, --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.

Debug flags:

g - main parser traces T - mailutils traces (same as --debug-level=,sieve/.trace0-trace1) P - network protocols (same as --debug-level=,sieve/.=prot) t - sieve trace (MU_SIEVE_DEBUG_TRACE) i - sieve instructions trace (MU_SIEVE_DEBUG_INSTR)


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