squatter - create SQUAT indexes for mailboxes
squatter [ -C config-file ] [ -r ] [ -s ] [ -a ] [ -v ] mailbox...
Squatter creates a new SQUAT index for one or more IMAP mailboxes. The
SQUAT index is a unified index of all of the header and body text of
each message a given mailbox. This index is used to significantly
reduce IMAP SEARCH times on a mailbox.
Squatter creates an index of ALL messages in the mailbox, not just
those since the last time that it was run (i.e., it does NOT do
incremental updates). Any messages appended to the mailbox after
squatter is run, will NOT be included in the index. To include new
messages in the index, squatter must be run again. For large and
active mailboxes, it is recommended to run squatter periodically as an
EVENT in cyrus.conf(5)
The mailbox argument can be omitted, which indexes all mailboxes.
Otherwise it needs to be specified in the same format as used in
NOTE: Messages and mailboxes that have not been indexed CAN still be
SEARCHed, just not as quickly as those with a SQUAT index.
Squatter reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file
unless specified otherwise by -C.
Read configuration options from config-file.
-r Recursively create indexes for all sub-mailboxes of the
mailboxes or mailbox prefixes given as arguments. If -r is
specified, you must also specify at least one mailbox to recurse
-s Skip mailboxes whose index file is older than their current
squat file (within a small time delta).
-a Only create indexes for mailboxes which have the shared
/vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/squat annotation set to "true".
The value of the /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/squat annotation is
inherited by all children of the given mailbox, so an entire
mailbox tree can be indexed (or not indexed) by setting a single
annotation on the root of that tree with a value of "true" (or
"false"). If a mailbox does not have a /vendor/cmu/cyrus-
imapd/squat annotation set on it (or does not inherit one), then
the mailbox is not indexed. In other words, the implicit value
of /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/squat is "false".
-v Increase the verbosity of progress/status messages.