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3.9.1.1 Invoking sieve

The sieve invocation syntax is:

sieve [options] script

Normally, script is the name of the disk file with the Sieve script. If script is a single dash, the script is read from the standard input. If the -E (--expression) option is given, script is taken to be the sieve script text.

where script denotes the filename of the sieve program to parse, and options is one or more of the following:

-c
--compile-only

Compile script and exit.

--clear-library-path
--clearpath

Clear Sieve library path. See also clear-library-path.

--clear-include-path

Clear Sieve include path. See also clear-include-path.

-d[flags]
--debug[=flags]

Specify debug flags. The flags argument is a sequence of one or more of the following letters:

gEnable main parser traces
TEnable mailutils traces
PTrace network protocols
tEnable sieve trace
iTrace the program instructions
-D
--dump

Compile the script, dump disassembled code on standard output and exit.

--environment=name=value

Set sieve environment variable name to the value.

-e address
--email address

Override the user email address. This is useful for reject and redirect actions. By default, the user email address is deduced from the user name and the full name of the machine where sieve is executed. See also email.

-E,
--expression

Treat the script argument as Sieve program text.

-I dir
--includedir=dir

Append directory dir to the list of directories searched for include files. See also include-path.

-f
--mbox-url=mbox

Mailbox to sieve (defaults to user’s system mailbox). See also mbox-url.

-k
--keep-going

Keep on going if execution fails on a message. See also keep-going.

-L dir
--libdir=dir

Append directory dir to the list of directories searched for library files. See also library-path.

--libdir-prefix=dir

Add dir to the beginning of the list of directories searched for library files.

--line-info=bool

Print source location along with action logs (default).

-M url
--mailer=url

Define the URL of the default mailer.

-n
--no-actions
--dry-run

Dry run: do not execute any actions, just print what would be done.

--no-program-name

Do not prefix diagnostic messages with the program name.

-t ticket
--ticket=ticket

Ticket file for mailbox authentication. See also ticket.

--variable=name=value

Set Sieve variable name. This option automatically inserts ‘require "variables"’ at the top of the script.

-v
--verbose

Log all actions executed. See also verbose.

See also Common Options.

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