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dumps message state from Sup index


sup-dump [options]


Dumps all message state from the Sup index to standard out. You can later use sup-sync --restored --restore to recover the index.

This tool is primarily useful in the event that a Sup upgrade breaks index format compatibility.


-v,  --version

Print version and exit

-h,  --help

Show help message


Dump message state and store in file

sup-dump > filename

Dump message state and compress output to store in file

sup-dump | bzip2 > filename.bz2

See Also

sup(1), sup-sync(1), sup-import-dump(1)

Reporting Bugs

You are welcome to submit bug reports to the Sup issue tracker, located at


Contact Information

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Sup was originally written by William Morgan <> and is now developed and maintained by the Sup developers.

Referenced By

sup(1), sup-import-dump(1), sup-psych-ify-config-files(1), sup-sync(1), sup-sync-back-maildir(1).

April 9, 2012 Sup User Manual