1. NAME

evolution - groupware suite for GNOME containing e-mail, calendar, addressbook, to-do list and memo tools

2. SYNOPSIS

evolution [ OPTIONS ] " " [ MAILTO ]

3. DESCRIPTION

This manual page briefly introduces the

evolution command. Evolution is a graphical groupware suite, a single application for reading and sending e-mail and for managing calendars, address books, notes, to-do lists and memos. It is written for the GNOME graphical desktop.

"An optional " MAILTO " expression can be specified, typically" "invoked from another application. An example " MAILTO " expression" is `mailto: . This will open a new composer window with an empty e-mail to . More advanced expressions are also suppported, but should conform to RFC 2368.

For a more detailed explanation of Evolution, please see the Help menu.

4. OPTIONS

-?, --help

    Show a help message listing all the options and their meanings.

--usage

    Show a brief help message listing the names of the options only.

  • -c, --component= COMPONENT
        Start Evolution by activating the desired component. COMPONENT is one of `mail', `calendar', `contacts', `tasks', `memos'.

--offline

    Start in offline mode.

R --online

    Start in online mode.

--force-shutdown

    Forcibly shut down all Evolution components.

--force-migrate

    Forcibly re-migrate from Evolution 1.4.

  • --debug= FILE
         "Send the debugging output of all components to " FILE "."

--disable-eplugin

    Disable loading of any plugins.

In addition, the usual GTK+ and GNOME command line options apply. See the output of --help for details.

5. SEE ALSO

6. AUTHOR

Evolution was originally developed by the company Ximian, now a part of Novell. Evolution is now part of GNOME, and many people have touched the code. See the "About" item in the "Help" menu for a list.

This manual page was originally written by Lars Wirzenius for the Debian system.