sup-import-dump - Man Page

import message state dump to Sup index


sup-import-dump [options] dumpfile


Imports message state previously exported by sup-dump into the index. sup-import-dump operates on the index only, so the messages must have already been added using sup-sync. If you need to recreate the index, see sup-sync --restore instead.

Messages not mentioned in the dump file will not be modified.


-v,  --verbose

Print message ids as they’re processed

-i,  --ignore-missing

Silently skip over messages that are not in the index

-w,  --warn-missing

Warn about messages that are not in the index, but continue

-a,  --abort-missing

Abort on encountering messages that are not in the index (default)

-t,  --atomic

Use transaction to apply all changes atomically

-n,  --dry-run

Don’t actually modify the index. Probably only useful with --verbose


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-h,  --help

Show help message

See Also

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

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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-dump(1).

April 9, 2012 Sup User Manual