mswatch - watch mailstores for changes and initiate mailbox syncs - client tools

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename mswatch_1.2.0-2.2_i386.deb
Package name mswatch
Package version 1.2.0
Package release 2.2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category interface::commandline mail role::program scope::utility works-with::mail
License -
Maintainer Jonas Smedegaard <>
Download size 41.89 KB
Installed size 102.00 KB
mswatch is a command line Unix program that keeps two mailboxes
synchronized more efficiently and with shorter delays than periodically
synchronizing them.
mswatch watches mailboxes for changes to know when to initiate mailbox
syncs. Using mswatch, your mail synchronization program can be called
on demand instead of through polling, resulting in prompter mail
delivery and lower bandwidth usage and server load.
mswatch is designed to work in conjunction with mailbox synchronization
programs, and currently supports watching Linux (2.4+) hosted Maildirs
(including Maildir folders, Maildir++). Future support for additional
mailbox formats, especially for mbox, is planned.
This package provides the mswatch tools for use on the imap client


Package Version Architecture Repository
mswatch_1.2.0-2.2_amd64.deb 1.2.0 amd64 Debian Main
mswatch - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.12.0
libstdc++6 >= 5.2


Type URL
Binary Package mswatch_1.2.0-2.2_i386.deb
Source Package mswatch

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mswatch deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mswatch




2016-11-04 - Andrey Rahmatullin <>
mswatch (1.2.0-2.2) unstable; urgency=medium
[Andrey Rahmatullin]
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS with GCC 6 (Closes: #811699).
[Jonas Smedegaard]
* Update README.source
2012-05-10 - gregor herrmann <>
mswatch (1.2.0-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "ftbfs with GCC-4.7": add patch gcc-4.7.patch (missing includes).
Closes: #667289
2011-07-20 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
mswatch (1.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Mikhail Gusarov ]
* Add myself as Uploader.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Bump policy compliance to standards-version 3.9.2.
2011-07-19 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
mswatch (1.2.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Mention future plan for mbox support in long dscription.
Thanks to Adam Borowski.
* Drop licensing info from long descriptions. Various improvements to
long descriptions.
Closes: bug#583193. Thanks to Martin F. Krafft.
* Update copyright file:
+ Add upstream Subversion URL to Source paragraph.
+ Rewrite using draft 174 of DEP-5 format.
+ List license exceptions as such (not separate licenses).
+ Relabel licenses to indicate similarity.
+ Extend copyright time ranges.
+ Tighten main license to be GPL-2 (from GPL-2+).
+ Extend copyright time ranges.
* Tidy watch file to not do needless mangling.
* Disable newly-added socketwatch: unversioned install in /usr/lib.
2010-05-01 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
mswatch (1.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. Closes: bug#579816.

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