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Mail user agent for the notmuch mail system.

February 04, 2018
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alot - mail user agent for the notmuch mail system


alot [options …] [subcommand]


Alot is a terminal-based mail user agent for the notmuch mail system. It features a modu‐ lar and command prompt driven interface to provide a full MUA experience as an alternative to the Emacs mode shipped with notmuch.


-r, --read-only open db in read only mode -c,--config=FILENAME config file (default: ~/.config/alot/config) -n,--notmuch-config=FILENAME notmuch config (default: $NOTMUCH_CONFIG or ~/.notmuch-config) -C,--colour-mode=COLOUR terminal colour mode (default: 256). Must be 1, 16 or 256 -p,--mailindex-path=PATH path to notmuch index -d,--debug-level=LEVEL debug log (default: info). Must be one of debug,info,warning or error -l,--logfile=FILENAME logfile (default: /dev/null) -v, --version Display version string and exit -h, --help Display help and exit


search start in a search buffer using the querystring provided as parameter. See also not‐ much-search-terms(7). compose compose a new message bufferlist start with only a bufferlist buffer open taglist start with only a taglist buffer open pyshell start the interactive python shell inside alot


The arrow keys, page-up/down, j, k and Space can be used to move the focus. Escape can‐ cels prompts and Enter selects. Hit : at any time and type in commands to the prompt. The interface shows one buffer at a time, you can use Tab and Shift-Tab to switch between them, close the current buffer with d and list them all with ;. The buffer type or mode (displayed at the bottom left) determines which prompt commands are available. Usage information on any command can be listed by typing help YOURCOMMAND to the prompt; The key bindings for the current mode are listed upon pressing ?.


SIGUSR1 Refreshes the current buffer. SIGINT Shuts down the user interface.




Patrick Totzke
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