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=head1 NAME

lei - an overview of lei

=head1 DESCRIPTION

L<lei(1)> is a local email interface for public-inbox.  This document
provides some basic examples.

=head1 LEI STORE

L<lei-init(1)> initializes writable local storage based on
L<public-inbox-v2-format(5)>.

TODO: Extend when lei-import and friends are added.

=head1 EXTERNALS

In addition to the above store, lei can make read-only queries to
"externals": inboxes and external indices.  An external can be
registered by passing a URL or local path to L<lei-add-external(1)>.
For local paths, the external needs to be indexed with
L<public-inbox-index(1)> (in the case of a regular inbox) or
L<public-inbox-extindex(1)> (in the case of an external index).

=head2 EXAMPLES

=over

=item $ lei add-external https://public-inbox.org/meta/

Add a remote external for public-inbox's inbox.

=back

=head1 SEARCHING

The L<lei-q(1)> command searches the local store and externals.  The
search prefixes match those available via L<public-inbox-httpd(1)>.

=head2 EXAMPLES

=over

=item $ lei q s:lei s:skeleton

Search for messages whose subject includes "lei" and "skeleton".

=item $ lei q -t s:lei s:skeleton

Do the same, but also report unmatched messages that are in the same
thread as a matched message.

=item $ lei q -t -o t.mbox --format mboxrd --mua=mutt s:lei s:skeleton

Write mboxrd-formatted results to t.mbox and enter mutt to view the
file by invoking C<mutt -f %f>.

=back

=head1 CONTACT

Feedback welcome via plain-text mail to L<mailto:meta@public-inbox.org>

The mail archives are hosted at L<https://public-inbox.org/meta/>
and L<http://hjrcffqmbrq6wope.onion/meta/>

=head1 COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2021 all contributors L<mailto:meta@public-inbox.org>

License: AGPL-3.0+ L<https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt>
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user/dev discussion of public-inbox itself

This inbox may be cloned and mirrored by anyone:

	git clone --mirror https://public-inbox.org/meta
	git clone --mirror http://czquwvybam4bgbro.onion/meta
	git clone --mirror http://hjrcffqmbrq6wope.onion/meta
	git clone --mirror http://ou63pmih66umazou.onion/meta

	# If you have public-inbox 1.1+ installed, you may
	# initialize and index your mirror using the following commands:
	public-inbox-init -V1 meta meta/ https://public-inbox.org/meta \
		meta@public-inbox.org
	public-inbox-index meta

Example config snippet for mirrors.
Newsgroups are available over NNTP:
	nntp://news.public-inbox.org/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
	nntp://ou63pmih66umazou.onion/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
	nntp://czquwvybam4bgbro.onion/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
	nntp://hjrcffqmbrq6wope.onion/inbox.comp.mail.public-inbox.meta
	nntp://news.gmane.io/gmane.mail.public-inbox.general
 note: .onion URLs require Tor: https://www.torproject.org/

code repositories for project(s) associated with this inbox:

	https://80x24.org/public-inbox.git

AGPL code for this site: git clone https://public-inbox.org/public-inbox.git