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alot - mail user agent for the notmuch mail system


alot [-r] [-c CONFIGFILE] [-n NOTMUCHCONFIGFILE] [-C {1,16,256}] [-p DB_PATH]
[-d {debug,info,warning,error}] [-l LOGFILE] [--version] [--help]


-r, --read-only
open db in read only mode

config file (default: ~/.config/alot/config)

notmuch config (default: $NOTMUCH_CONFIG or ~/.notmuch-config)

terminal colour mode (default: 256). Must be 1, 16 or 256

path to notmuch index

debug log (default: info). Must be one of debug,info,warning or error

logfile (default: /dev/null)

Display version string and exit

--help Display help and exit


search start in a search buffer using the querystring provided as parameter. See also
the SEARCH SYNTAX section of notmuch(1) and the output of alot search --help.

compose a new message See the output of alot compose --help for more info on


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.


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 key bindings for the current mode are listed upon pressing ?.

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