evolution - groupware suite for GNOME containing e-mail, calendar, addressbook, to-do list and memo tools
evolution [OPTIONS] [MAILTO]
This manual page briefly introduces the evolution command. Evolution is a graphical groupware suite, a single application for reading and sending e-mail and for managing calendars, address books, notes, to-do lists and memos. It is written for the GNOME graphical desktop.
An optional MAILTO expression can be specified, typically invoked from another application. An example MAILTO expression is `mailto:email@example.com`. This will open a new composer window with an empty e-mail to `firstname.lastname@example.org`. More advanced expressions are also supported, but should conform to RFC 2368.
For a more detailed explanation of Evolution, please see the Help menu.
- -?, --help
- Show a help message listing all the options and their meanings.
- -c, --component=COMPONENT
- Start Evolution by activating the desired component. COMPONENT is one of `mail', `calendar', `contacts', `tasks' or `memos'.
- Start in offline mode.
- Start in online mode.
- Ignore network availability.
- Forcibly shut down all Evolution components.
- Disable loading of any plugins.
- Disable preview pane of Mail, Contacts and Tasks.
- -i, --import
- Import URIs or file names given as rest of arguments.
- -q, --quit
- Request a running Evolution process to quit.
- X display to use.
In addition, the usual GTK+ and GNOME command line options apply. See the output of --help for details.
Evolution was originally developed by the company Ximian, now a part of Novell. Evolution is now part of GNOME, and many people have touched the code. See the "About" item in the "Help" menu for a list.
This manual page was originally written by Lars Wirzenius for the Debian system.