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11.1 Invoking mfdbtool

The following options request the operation to be performed on the database. Exactly one of them must be specified. Each of them implied the --stderr option (see --stderr).

--list

List the database. By default, ‘cache’ database is assumed. To list another database, use --format option (see --format).

See Basic Database Operations.

--delete

Delete given entries from the database (see deleting from databases). By default, ‘cache’ database is assumed. To specify another database, use --format option (see --format).

See Basic Database Operations.

--expire

Delete all expired entries from the database (see Database Maintenance). By default, ‘cache’ database is assumed. To specify another database, use --format option (see --format). Full database name can be given in the command line (see --file option below), if it differs from the one specified in the script file.

Use with the option --all (see --all) to expire all databases.

See Database Maintenance.

--compact

Compact database (see compaction). By default, ‘cache’ database is compacted. To specify another database, use --format option (see --format). Full database name can be given in the command line (see --file option below), if it differs from the one specified in the script file.

Use with the option --all (see --all) to compact all databases.

See compaction.

The following options modify the behavior of mfdbtool:

--all

When used with --compact or --expire option, applies the action to all available databases. See compact cronjob.

-d string
--debug=string

Sets debugging level. The string argument must be a valid mailfromd debug level specification, as described in debugging level specification.

-e interval
--expire-interval=interval

Set expiration intervals for all databases to the specified interval. See time interval specification, for a description of interval format. The option overrides the expire-interval configuration statement (see expire-interval-conf), which you are advised to use instead.

-f filename
--file=filename

Set the name of the database to operate upon (for --compact, --delete, --expire, and --list options). Useful if, for some reason, you need to operate on a database whose file name does not match the one mfdbtool is configured to use.

-H dbformat
--format=dbformat

Use database of the given format, instead of the default ‘cache’. See Basic Database Operations.

--ignore-failed-reads

Ignore records that cannot be retrieved while compacting the database. Without this option, mfdbtool will abort the compaction if any such error is encountered.

--predict=rate-limit

Used with --list enables printing of the estimated times of sending along with the ‘rate’ database dump. Implies --list --format=rate. See estimated time of sending.

--state-directory=dir

Sets program state directory. See Local state directory, for the description of this directory and its purposes. This option overrides the state-directory configuration statement, described in state-directory.

--time-format=format

Set format to be used for timestamps in listings, produced by --list. The format is any valid strftime format string, see Time and Date Formats, for a detailed description. The default format is ‘%c’ (see %c time format). To analyze mfdbtool --list output using text tools, such as awk or grep, the following format might be useful: ‘%s’ (see %s time format). Another format I find useful is ‘%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S’.

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