READPST(1) libpst Utilities - Version 0.6 READPST(1)
readpst - convert PST (MS Outlook Personal Folders) files to mbox and other formats
readpst [-C default-charset] [-D] [-M] [-S] [-V] [-b] [-c format] [-d debug-file] [-e]
[-h] [-j jobs] [-k] [-m] [-o output-directory] [-q] [-r] [-t output-type-codes]
[-u] [-w] pstfile
readpst is a program that can read an Outlook PST (Personal Folders) file and convert it
into an mbox file, a format suitable for KMail, a recursive mbox structure, or separate
Set the character set to be used for items with an unspecified character set.
Include deleted items in the output.
Output messages in MH (rfc822) format as separate files. This will create folders as
named in the PST file, and will put each email together with any attachments into its
own file. These files will be numbered from 1 to n with no leading zeros. This format
has no from quoting.
Output messages into separate files. This will create folders as named in the PST
file, and will put each email in its own file. These files will be numbered from 1 to
n with no leading zeros. Attachments will also be saved in the same folder as the
email message. The attachments for message $m are saved as $m-$name where $name is
(the original name of the attachment, or 'attach$n' if the attachment had no name),
where $n is another sequential index with no leading zeros. This format has no from
Show program version and exit.
Do not save the attachments for the RTF format of the email body.
Set the Contact output mode. Use -cv for vcard format or -cl for an email list.
Specify name of debug log file. The log file is now an ascii file, instead of the
binary file used in previous versions.
Same as the M option, but each output file will include an extension from (.eml, .ics,
.vcf). This format has no from quoting.
Show summary of options and exit.
Specifies the maximum number of parallel jobs. Specify 0 to suppress running parallel
jobs. Folders may be processed in parallel. Output formats that place each mail
message in a separate file (-M, -S, -e) may process the contents of individual folders
Changes the output format to KMail. This format uses mboxrd from quoting.
Same as the e option, but write .msg files also
Specifies the output directory. The directory must already exist, and is entered after
the PST file is opened, but before any processing of files commences.
Changes to silent mode. No feedback is printed to the screen, except for error
Changes the output format to Recursive. This will create folders as named in the PST
file, and will put all emails in a file called "mbox" inside each folder. These files
are then compatible with all mbox-compatible email clients. This format uses mboxrd
Specifies the item types that are processed. The argument is a sequence of single
letters from (e,a,j,c) for (email, appointment, journal, contact) types. The default
is to process all item types.
Sets Thunderbird mode, a submode of recursive mode. This causes two extra .type and
.size meta files to be created. This format uses mboxrd from quoting.
Overwrite any previous output files. Beware: When used with the -S switch, this will
remove all files from the target folder before writing. This is to keep the count of
emails and attachments correct.
Output formats that place each mail message in a separate file (-M, -S, -e, -m) don't do
any from quoting. Output formats that place multiple email messages in a single file (-k,
-r, -u) now use mboxrd from quoting rules. If none of those switches are specified, the
default output format uses mboxrd from quoting rules, since it produces multiple email
messages in a single file. Earlier versions used mboxo from quoting rules for all output
This manual page was originally written by Dave Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and updated
by Joe Nahmias <email@example.com> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by
others). It was subsequently updated by Brad Hards <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and converted to
xml format by Carl Byington <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2002 by David Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>. XML version Copyright (C) 2008
by 510 Software Group <email@example.com>.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
see the file COPYING. If not, please write to the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
readpst 0.6.59 2011-05-27 READPST(1)