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220.127.116.11. Fetchmail Command Options
Most Fetchmail options used on the command line when executing the
fetchmailcommand mirror the
.fetchmailrcconfiguration options. In this way, Fetchmail may be used with or without a configuration file. These options are not used on the command line by most users because it is easier to leave them in the
There may be times when it is desirable to run the
fetchmailcommand with other options for a particular purpose. It is possible to issue command options to temporarily override a
.fetchmailrcsetting that is causing an error, as any options specified at the command line override configuration file options.