Larch 1.1.0 released

Version 1.1.0 of Larch is now available.

Larch is a command line tool for copying email quickly and reliably from one IMAP server to another. It’s smart enough not to copy messages that already exist on the destination server, robust enough to pick up where it left off when interrupted, and also capable of more advanced operations like syncing message flags from the source server to the destination server. Larch is particularly well-suited for copying messages to, from, and between Gmail and Google Apps accounts.


Larch is a Ruby application and requires Ruby 1.8.6 or higher (1.9.2 is recommended). Once Ruby is installed, install or upgrade Larch via RubyGems:

gem install larch

What’s new

This release is the culmination of over a year of bug fixes and feature development. Larch is now faster and more reliable than ever. The most significant new features are:

This is only a partial list of changes. For the complete list, see the HISTORY file. For more details on how to use Larch’s new features, see the comprehensive README.

Try it out, report bugs

Please use Larch’s GitHub issue tracker to report bugs and request features. If you have questions or need help with Larch, the first thing you should do is read the very detailed documentation. If that fails, search the archives of the Larch mailing list on Google Groups. If you still can’t find an answer, send your question to the list.