notmuch-restore  -  restores  the tags from the given file (see notmuch


       notmuch restore [--accumulate]  [--format=(auto|batch-tag|sup)]  [--in‐


       Restores the tags from the given file (see notmuch-dump(1)).

       The input is read from the given filename, if any, or from stdin.

       Supported options for restore include

              The  union  of  the existing and new tags is applied, instead of
              replacing each message's tags as they are read in from the  dump

              Notmuch  restore supports two plain text dump formats, with each
              line specifying a message-id and a set of tags. For  details  of
              the actual formats, see notmuch-dump(1).

              sup    The  sup  dump  file  format is specifically chosen to be
                     compatible with the format of files produced by sup-dump.
                     So if you've previously been using sup for mail, then the
                     notmuch restore command provides you a way to import  all
                     of your tags (or labels as sup calls them).

                     The  batch-tag  dump  format  is  intended to more robust
                     against malformed message-ids and tags containing  white‐
                     space or non-ascii(7) characters. See notmuch-dump(1) for
                     details on this format.

                     notmuch restore updates the maildir  flags  according  to
                     tag  changes  if the maildir.synchronize_flags configura‐
                     tion option is enabled.  See  notmuch-config(1)  for  de‐

              auto   This  option (the default) tries to guess the format from
                     the input. For correctly formed input in either supported
                     format,  this  heuristic,  based  the fact that batch-tag
                     format contains no parentheses, should be accurate.

              Control what kind of metadata is restored.

              config Restore configuration data to the database. Each configu‐
                     ration  line starts with "#@ ", followed by a space sepa‐
                     rated key-value pair.  Both key and value are hex encoded
                     if needed.

                     Restore  per-message  (key,value)  metadata.   Each  line
                     starts with "#= ", followed by a message id, and a  space
                     separated  list of key=value pairs.  Ids, keys and values
                     are hex encoded if needed.  See notmuch-properties(7) for
                     more details.

              tags   Restore  per-message  metadata,  namely  tags. See format
                     above for more details.

              The default is to restore all available types of data.  The  op‐
              tion can be specified multiple times to select some subset.

              Read input from given file instead of stdin.


       notmuch  restore will detect if the input is compressed in gzip(1) for‐
       mat and automatically decompress it while reading. This detection  does
       not depend on file naming and in particular works for standard input.


       notmuch(1),  notmuch-config(1), notmuch-count(1), notmuch-dump(1), not‐
       much-hooks(5),   notmuch-insert(1),   notmuch-new(1),   notmuch-proper‐
       ties(7),  notmuch-reply(1), notmuch-search(1), notmuch-search-terms(7),
       notmuch-show(1), notmuch-tag(1)


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