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ALOT(1) alot ALOT(1)

NAME

alot - Terminal MUA using notmuch mail

SYNOPSIS

alot [options …] [subcommand]

DESCRIPTION

Alot is a terminal-based mail user agent for the notmuch mail system. It features a modular and command prompt driven interface to provide a full MUA experience as an alternative to the Emacs mode shipped with notmuch.

OPTIONS

-r, --read-only
open notmuch database in read-only mode
-c FILENAME, --config=FILENAME
configuration file (default: ~/.config/alot/config)
-n FILENAME, --notmuch-config=FILENAME
notmuch configuration file (default: $NOTMUCH_CONFIG or ~/.notmuch-config)
-C COLOURS, --colour-mode=COLOURS
number of colours to use on the terminal; must be 1, 16 or 256 (default: configuration option colourmode or 256)
-p PATH, --mailindex-path=PATH
path to notmuch index
-d LEVEL, --debug-level=LEVEL
debug level; must be one of debug, info, warning or error (default: info)
-l FILENAME, --logfile=FILENAME
log file (default: /dev/null)
-h, --help
display help and exit
-v, --version
output version information and exit

COMMANDS

search
start in a search buffer using the query string provided as parameter (see notmuch-search-terms(7))
compose
compose a new message
bufferlist
start with only a bufferlist buffer open
taglist
start with only a taglist buffer open
namedqueries
start with list of named queries
pyshell
start the interactive python shell inside alot

USAGE

The arrow keys, page-up/down, j, k and Space can be used to move the focus. Escape cancels prompts and Enter selects. Hit : at any time and type in commands to the prompt.

The interface shows one buffer at a time, you can use Tab and Shift-Tab to switch between them, close the current buffer with d and list them all with ;.

The buffer type or mode (displayed at the bottom left) determines which prompt commands are available. Usage information on any command can be listed by typing help YOURCOMMAND to the prompt. The keybindings for the current mode are listed upon pressing ?.

UNIX SIGNALS

SIGUSR1
Refreshes the current buffer.
SIGINT
Shuts down the user interface.

SEE ALSO

notmuch(1)

AUTHOR

Patrick Totzke

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2012-19 Patrick Totzke
August 6, 2019 0.8.1