[Dovecot] doveadm purge output

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Nov 24 19:51:34 EET 2010

On 24.11.2010, at 1.42, Daniel L. Miller wrote:

> Hmm...went back to Thunderbird, performed 'Compact' on the INBOX - not the Trash this time - saw significant changes in index files.  Doveadm dump output now has results too!  Tried doveadm purge - I still see no output from the -D parameter - but the mail store is compacted to a fraction of what it was.  I don't know if -D or -v are supposed to provide much - but for me, I'm not seeing ANY (besides the skipped module messages).
> So...doveadm purge works if the dumb user uses his dumber client properly (P.S. - might want to add a wiki note about this).

Well, that works the same way with all mailbox formats. Nothing is deleted from disk until EXPUNGE command is issued for mails marked as \Deleted.

> Back to the original question - is 'doveadm -v/-D purge' supposed to have any significant output?

Depends on the command. Purge doesn't currently have any.

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