Bookmarks are named shortcuts for search queries. They allow using a convenient name for often-used queries. The bookmarks are also visible as shortcuts in the mu experimental user interfaces, mug and mug2.

mu supports bookmarks stored in a file called bookmarks in the mu home directory (typically, this would be ~/.mu/bookmarks).

The bookmarks file is a typical key=value .ini-file, which is best shown by means of an example:

    inbox=maildir:/inbox                  # inbox
    oldhat=maildir:/archive subject:hat   # archived with subject containing 'hat'

The [mu] group header is required.

For practical uses of bookmarks, see mu-find(1).


The bookmarks file is read from <muhome>/bookmarks. Typically, this would be ~/.mu/bookmarks, but this can be influenced using the --muhome parameter for mu-find(1) and mug(1).


Dirk-Jan C. Binnema <[email protected]>

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