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MDIRS(1) General Commands Manual MDIRS(1)

list maildir folders, recursively

mdirs [-0a] dirs ...

mdirs recursively scans the given dirs for maildir (and maildir++) folders and prints them, separated by newlines.

To mdirs, a maildir folder is a directory containing the directories cur and new. By the maildir++ convention, nested maildir folder names must begin with ‘.’. (This can be disabled using -a).

The options are as follows:

Print folders separated by a NUL character.
Traverse into all subfolders, without considering the maildir++ name conventions.

The mdirs utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


Leah Neukirchen <>

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January 22, 2020 x86_64