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


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


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

       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 file.

                 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

                        The batch-tag dump format is intended to  more  robust
                        against  malformed  message-ids  and  tags  containing
                        whitespace  or  non-ascii(7)  characters.   See   not‐
                        much-dump(1) for details on this format.

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

                 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

              Control what kind of metadata is restored.
                     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.

                     Output   per-message  (key,value)  metadata.   Each  line
                     starts with "#= ", followed by a message id, and a  space
                     separated  list of key=value pairs.  pair.  Ids, keys and
                     values are hex encoded if needed.

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

              The  default  is  to  restore  all available types of data.  The
              option 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-reply(1),
       notmuch-search(1),   notmuch-search-terms(7),   notmuch-show(1),   not‐


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