lei [Options] COMMAND
lei is a command-line tool for importing and searching email, regardless of whether it is from a personal mailbox or a public-inbox. lei supports a local, writable store built on top of public-inbox-v2-format(5) and public-inbox-extindex(1). lei-q(1) provides an interface for querying messages across the lei store and read-only local and remote “externals” (inboxes and external indices).
Warning: lei is still in its early stages and may destroy mail. Be sure to have backups of destinations lei writes to.
Available in public-inbox 1.7.0+.
- -c NAME=VALUE
- -C DIR
Change current working directory to the specified directory before running the command. This option can be given before or after
COMMANDand is accepted by all lei subcommands except lei-daemon-kill(1).
Subcommands for initializing and managing local, writable storage:
The following subcommands can be used to manage and inspect external locations:
Subcommands related to searching and inspecting messages from the lei store and configured externals are
Other subcommands include
By default storage is located at
$XDG_DATA_HOME/lei/store. The configuration for lei resides at
Errors and dianostics for interactive commands are reported to stderr. Some errors for background tasks are emitted via syslog(3) as lei-daemon(8) for the top-level daemon, and
lei/store for the lei-store-format(5) worker.
Feedback welcome via plain-text mail to <mailto:email@example.com>
The mail archives are hosted at <https://public-inbox.org/meta/> and <http://4uok3hntl7oi7b4uf4rtfwefqeexfzil2w6kgk2jn5z2f764irre7byd.onion/meta/>
Copyright all contributors <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
License: AGPL-3.0+ <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt>
lei-daemon(8), lei-import(1), lei-init(1), lei-mail-formats(5), lei-mail-sync-overview(7), lei-overview(7), lei-security(7), public-inbox-glossary(7), public-inbox-tuning(7).