This documentation is for Dovecot v1.x, see wiki2 for v2.x documentation.
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  * -c <config-file> Use <config-file> as path to the configuration instead of /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf   * -c <config-file> Use <config-file> as path to the configuration instead of the compiled-in default. The compiled-in default may be something like {{{/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf}}} (Debian), {{{/etc/dovecot.conf}}} (CentOS), or {{{/usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf}}}. The actual value on any given system can be discovered by looking at the first line of the output of {{{dovecot -a}}}.

Command-Line Arguments

  • -F Start dovecot as foreground process (otherwise: start as daemon)
  • -p Ask for private SSL key password
  • -a Dump configuration and exit
  • -n Dump all non-default configuration items and exit
  • -c <config-file> Use <config-file> as path to the configuration instead of the compiled-in default. The compiled-in default may be something like /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf (Debian), /etc/dovecot.conf (CentOS), or /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf. The actual value on any given system can be discovered by looking at the first line of the output of dovecot -a.

  • --version Print version and exit
  • --build-options Print build options and exit
  • --exec-mail <protocol> [<section>] Start protocol from section

Synopsis

dovecot [-F] [-c <config-file>] [-p] [--exec-mail <protocol> [<section>]]
dovecot -a
dovecot -n
dovecot --version
dovecot --build-options

Caveat

If --exec-mail is used, it must be the last argument on the command line, as <section> is an optional parameter, otherwise if no section is given but another parameter follows, this parameter is used as section.

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