pmx-store - The PureMessage storage manager


  pmx-store [general options]... <cmd> [args]...
  pmx-store index
  pmx-store reindex [reindex options]
  pmx-store import <file>...
  pmx-store folders
  pmx-store count [<folder>]
  pmx-store list [<folder>]
  pmx-store message <id>
  pmx-store info <id>
  pmx-store search [options]...
  pmx-store file <folder> <id>...
  pmx-store status [options]
  pmx-store trash <id>...
  pmx-store empty_trash


The pmx-store program is used to manage message stores. Message stores are indexed collections of messages organized into a directory structure, such as the messages in the PureMessage quarantine.


The following general options apply to all sub-commands:

--store driver:<path>
This option is used to specify the message store. If not specified, it looks for the PMX_MESSAGE_STORE environment variable, which uses the following syntax:

driver specifies the database back end to use. At this time, only ``dir'' is supported. Specify the location of the message store in the path switch. See PureMessage::MessageStore for details about the access.

This option creates a message store database at the location specified.

--class identifier
This option overrides the class of the message store object to create.

Print less noise as the command runs.

Print more noise as the command runs.

After specifying a general option, specify the pertinent sub-commands as described below:

This causes the message store to index new messages.

reindex options
This causes the message store to restore and rebuild all its indices. It checks message files in the quarantine and updates or inserts message information if it is not in the index. Newest messages are restored first and reindexing proceeds backwards in time to the earliest meaasges in the quarantine. See the Reindex Options for details.

import file...
This imports the specified messages. The specified filenames should name mfiles, as described in PureMessage::MessageFile.

This prints the folders of the message store, one per line.

count folder
This prints the number of messages found in the given folder of the message store. If no folder argument is given, the ``cur'' folder defaults.

list folder
This lists the identifiers of all messages in the specified folder of the message store. If no folder argument is given, the ``cur'' folder defaults.

message id
This prints the message with the specified ID.

info id
This prints the meta information about the message with the specified ID.

search options
This searches for messages in the store that match the criteria specified. See the Search Options for details.

file folder id...
This files the messages with the given IDs in the specified folder.

trash id...
This trashes the messages with the given IDs. Trashed messages are not necessarily deleted right away.

This ensures that the disk space occupied by trashed messages is released.

This cleans up the message store.

status options
This prints some key figures about the store.

Status options

The status sub-command has the following options:

--folder folder
The name of an indexed folder to query for status information. Defaults to the ``cur'' folder.

This option prints an extended summary of indexed data if available. This may be slow and resource-intensive for large quarantines.

Reindex options

The reindex sub-command has the following options:

Update the index to include any messages in the quarantine on disk but not in the index. This is the default when updating the index.

Remove message IDs that are in the index but no longer in the quarantine.

Delete the current index and create a new one.

--start-id n
The message ID to start the reindexing process. Reindexing then proceeds backwards in time to the earliest messages in the quarantine unless the --first flag is set. The number of messages indexed may be limited by --max-messages.

--max-messages n
The maximum number of messages to reindex.

Reindex from earliest message to most recent.

This option is used on its own to update the statistics meta-information returned by the status subcommand. It reindexes run reindex with --update-stats flag to ensure that index meta-information is up to date.

Load the index directly rather than writing to ``index_log'' and waiting for the qmeta-index scheduled job to perform the index. This is the old, deprecated behavior.

--index-type type
Set the type of indexer used. Currently one of ``cdb'' or ``findex''.

Search options

The search sub-command has the following options:

--where expr
Specify an expression that selects which messages to return information about. The syntax of this expression is described in PureMessage::MessageStore.

--fields field-list
Specify a comma-separated list of fields to return. The namespace used for field names is explained in PureMessage::MessageStore. Briefly, h_foo is the RFC 822 header field name, m_foo is the meta information field name and c_foo is miscellaneous computed fields (see PureMessage::Message::ComputedFields).

--order-by field-list
Comma-separated list of field names used for sorting the result set.

--group-by field-list
Comma-separated list of fields to group the results by. Messages that have the same value for all the fields are grouped together.

--id set-id
Specify the set identifier. If used with the --save option, the set is stored under the given identifier. Otherwise, the identifier is used to retrieve a previously saved set.

--folder folder
Specify which folder to search.

If used together with the --id option, it will re-execute the set after it has been retrieved.

Don't execute the search. Generally only useful when used with the --save option.

--delimiter delim
This option specifies that rows be printed as plain lines with delim as the separator between fields, instead of the boxy tables that are the default. The delim option can use backslash escapes like ``\t'', ``\n'', ``\xFF'' to represent non-printable chars.

--null str
If a field has no value then this value is substituted instead. The default is the string ``NULL''.

--end-of-line eol
Specifies the sequence used to end the lines. Only effective when used with --delimiter. The default is a plain newline ``\n''.

Save the search results.

Dump the set object. Mainly useful for debugging.


the pmx-store-import manpage, the pmx-store-export manpage, PureMessage::MessageStore


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