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alot — mail user agent for the notmuch mail system

Synopsis

alot [options …] [subcommand]

Description

Alot is a terminal-based mail user agent for the notmuch mail system. It features a modular and command prompt driven interface to provide a full MUA experience as an alternative to the Emacs mode shipped with notmuch.

Options

-r, --read-only

open db in read only mode

-c,--config=FILENAME

config file (default: ~/.config/alot/config)

-n,--notmuch-config=FILENAME

notmuch config (default: $NOTMUCH_CONFIG or ~/.notmuch-config)

-C,--colour-mode=COLOUR

terminal colour mode (default: 256). Must be 1, 16 or 256

-p,--mailindex-path=PATH

path to notmuch index

-d,--debug-level=LEVEL

debug log (default: info). Must be one of debug,info,warning or error

-l,--logfile=FILENAME

logfile (default: /dev/null)

-v, --version

Display version string and exit

-h, --help

Display  help and exit

Commands

search

start in a search buffer using the querystring provided as parameter. See also notmuch-search-terms(7).

compose

compose a new message

bufferlist

start with only a bufferlist buffer open

taglist

start with only a taglist buffer open

pyshell

start the interactive python shell inside alot

Usage

The arrow keys, page-up/down, j, k and Space can be used to move the focus. Escape cancels prompts and Enter selects. Hit : at any time and type in commands to the prompt.

The interface shows one buffer at a time, you can use Tab and Shift-Tab to switch between them, close the current buffer with d and list them all with ;.

The buffer type or mode (displayed at the bottom left) determines which prompt commands are available. Usage information on any command can be listed by typing help YOURCOMMAND to the prompt; The key bindings for the current mode are listed upon pressing ?.

Unix Signals

SIGUSR1

Refreshes the current buffer.

SIGINT

Shuts down the user interface.

See Also

notmuch(1)

Author

Patrick Totzke

Info

Oct 02, 2017 0.6 alot