[notmuch] Introducing myself
keithp at keithp.com
Tue Nov 17 18:03:17 PST 2009
On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:20:59 +0100, Adrian Perez de Castro <aperez at igalia.com> wrote:
> Some time ago I thought
> about doing something like Not Much and in fact I played a bit with the
> Python+Xapian and the Python+Whoosh combinations, because I find relaxing
> to code things in Python when I am not working and also it is installed
> by default on most distribution. I got to have some mailboxes indexed and
> basic searching working a couple of months ago.
Sup certainly started a lot of people thinking...
> Also, I would like to share one idea I had in mind, that you might find
> interesting: One thing I have found very annoying is having to re-tag my
> mail when the indexes get b0rked (it happened a couple of times to me while
> using Sup), so I was planning to mails as read/unread and adding the tags
> not just to the index, but to the mail text itself, e.g. by adding a
> "X-Tags" header field or by reusing the "Keywords" one.
Easier than that, notmuch (and sup too), provide a 'dump' command which
just lists all of the message IDs and their associated tags. Makes
saving tags easy and doesn't involve rewriting messages. I do this once
a day just before my computer is backed up to an external drive.
If the index is destroyed, you can reindex the messages and then reapply
all of the tags with 'notmuch restore'.
keith.packard at intel.com
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