This documentation is for Dovecot v1.x, see wiki2 for v2.x documentation.

Command-Line Arguments

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.