rpdump man page

rpdump — alpine remote data utility


rpdump [ -f ] -l Local_file -r Remote_folder


Rpdump may be used to copy the actual data from remote Alpine configuration files or address books into a local file. It is intended to be used by system administrators. Regular users should normally use the facilities provided within Alpine.

Local_file will normally be a local temporary file. Remote_folder is the IMAP folder being used as a remote Alpine configuration (with the help of Alpine's -P, -p, and -x commands or PINECONF, PINERC, and PINERCEX environment variables) or remote Alpine address book folder. A copy of the data from Remote_folder will be copied to Local_file.


Force the dump even if the remote folder is in an unrecognized format.

-l Local_file

The file on this system that is to be copied to.

-r Remote_folder

A remote folder name to be copied from. See the Alpine documentation for the syntax of a remote folder name. One example is


Exit status is zero if all goes well, -1 otherwise.

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