lei-import - Man Page

one-time import of messages into local store

Synopsis

lei import [Options] LOCATION [LOCATION...] [+L:LABEL]

lei import [Options] (--stdin|-)

Description

Import messages into the local storage of lei(1).  LOCATION is a source of messages: a directory (Maildir), a file, or a URL (imap://, imaps://, nntp://, or nntps://).  URLs requiring authentication use git-credential(1) to fill in the username and password.

For a regular file, the LOCATION must have a <format>: prefix specifying one of the following formats: mboxrd, mboxcl2, mboxcl, or mboxo.

Options

-F MAIL_FORMAT
--in-format=MAIL_FORMAT

Message input format.  Unless messages are given on stdin, using a format prefix with LOCATION is preferred.

--stdin

Read messages from stdin.

--lock

mbox(5) locking method(s) to use: dotlock, fcntl, flock or none.

Default: fcntl,dotlock

+L:LABEL

Add the given LABEL to all messages imported, where LABEL is an arbitrary user-defined value consisting of lowercase and digits. See lei-tag(1) for more info on labels.

For example, specifying +L:inbox applies the inbox label to all messages being imported.

May be specified multiple times to apply multiple labels.

Default: none

+kw:KEYWORD

Apply KEYWORD to all messages being imported in addition to any per-message keywords from the store (unless --no-kw is specified).  See lei-tag(1) for more info on keywords.

May be specified multiple times to apply multiple keywords.

Default: none

--no-kw

Don't import message keywords (or “flags” in IMAP terminology).

--no-incremental

Import already seen IMAP and NNTP articles.

--torsocks=auto|no|yes
--no-torsocks

Whether to wrap git(1) and curl(1) commands with torsocks(1).

Default: auto

--proxy=PROTO://HOST[:PORT]

Use the specified proxy (e.g., socks5h://0:9050).

Contact

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See Also

lei-index(1)

Referenced By

lei(1), lei-add-external(1), lei-export-kw(1), lei-forget-mail-sync(1), lei-index(1), lei-ls-label(1), lei-ls-mail-source(1), lei-mail-formats(5), lei-mail-sync-overview(7), lei-overview(7), public-inbox-glossary(7).

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