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IMTAR(1p) Internet Message commands IMTAR(1p)


imtar - archiving utility for mail/news messages




The imtar command is an archiving utility for mail/news messages.

Messages are converted into a single MMDF file ("^A^A^A^A" + MSG + "^A^A^A^A", "^A^A^A^A" + MSG + "^A^A^A^A", ...). You can extract messages by the imget command.

This command is provided by IM (Internet Message).


Set source folder. Default value is "+inbox". "--src=+xxx" is equivalent to "+xxx".
Destination MMDF file. Default value is "./msgbox".
No operation. Show what will happen.
Print verbose messages when running.
Print debug messages when running.
Display help message and exit.
Output version information and exit.


IM (Internet Message) is copyrighted by IM developing team. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the modified BSD license. See the copyright file for more details.

2016-10-10 IM153