[Dovecot] Get the size of a maildir

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Jun 5 13:11:23 EEST 2008

On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 11:50 +0200, Nicolas Letellier wrote:
> Hello.
> I would like to know it a 'proper' solution exist to get the size (in
> MB) of a maildir. Actually, to get it, I do a 'du -sh' but I'm not sure
> it is a good solution. And it does not return the same value than
> imap-quota.
> Is there a command, a tool, in Dovecot to get it?
> There is the maildirsize but it's very difficult to get the value with
> a script shell and with this file.

How about using IMAP? Like:

printf "1 getquotaroot inbox\n" | dovecot --exec-mail imap

(or depending on your settings change $USER, $HOME or use netcat and
master user login)

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