notmuch-config - access notmuch configuration file


       notmuch config get <section>.<item>

       notmuch config set <section>.<item> [value ...]

       notmuch config list


       The  config  command  can be used to get or set settings in the notmuch
       configuration file.

          get    The value of the specified configuration item is  printed  to
                 stdout.  If the item has multiple values (it is a list), each
                 value is separated by a newline character.

          set    The specified configuration item is set to the  given  value.
                 To specify a multiple-value item (a list), provide each value
                 as a separate command-line argument.

                 If no values are provided, the specified  configuration  item
                 will be removed from the configuration file.

          list   Every configuration item is printed to stdout, each on a sep‐
                 arate line of the form:


                 No additional whitespace surrounds the  dot  or  equals  sign
                 characters. In a multiple-value item (a list), the values are
                 separated by semicolon characters.

       The available configuration items are described below.

                 The top-level directory where your mail currently exists  and
                 to  where  mail will be delivered in the future. Files should
                 be individual email messages. Notmuch will store its database
                 within  a  sub-directory  of  the  path configured here named

                 Default: $MAILDIR variable if set, otherwise $HOME/mail.

                 Your full name.

                 Default:  $NAME  variable  if  set,   otherwise   read   from

                 Your primary email address.

                 Default:  $EMAIL  variable if set, otherwise constructed from
                 the username and hostname of the current machine.

                 A list of other email addresses at which you receive email.

                 Default: not set.

                 A list of tags that will be added to  all  messages  incorpo‐
                 rated by notmuch new.

                 Default: unread;inbox.

                 A  list  of file and directory names, without path, that will
                 not be searched for messages by notmuch new.  All  the  files
                 and directories matching any of the names specified here will
                 be ignored, regardless of the  location  in  the  mail  store
                 directory hierarchy.

                 Default: empty list.

                 A  list  of tags that will be excluded from search results by
                 default. Using an excluded tag in a query will override  that

                 Default:   empty   list.   Note  that  notmuch-setup(1)  puts
                 deleted;spam here when creating new configuration file.

                 If true, then the following maildir flags (in  message  file‐
                 names)  will  be  synchronized with the corresponding notmuch

                              │Flag │ Tag                        │
                              │D    │ draft                      │
                              │F    │ flagged                    │
                              │P    │ passed                     │
                              │R    │ replied                    │
                              │S    │ unread  (added  when   'S' │
                              │     │ flag is not present)       │

                 The notmuch new command will notice flag changes in filenames
                 and update tags, while the notmuch tag  and  notmuch  restore
                 commands  will  notice  tag changes and update flags in file‐

                 If there have been any changes in the maildir  (new  messages
                 added,  old  ones  removed or renamed, maildir flags changed,
                 etc.), it is advisable to run notmuch new before notmuch  tag
                 or  notmuch  restore  commands  to ensure the tag changes are
                 properly synchronized to the maildir flags, as  the  commands
                 expect the database and maildir to be in sync.

                 Default: true.

              Name  (or  full  path)  of gpg binary to use in verification and
              decryption of PGP/MIME messages.

              Default: gpg.

              Compile time feature <name>. Current possibilities include "com‐
              pact"  (see  notmuch-compact(1)) and "field_processor" (see not‐

              Expansion   for   named   query   called   <name>.   See    not‐
              much-search-terms(7) for more information about named queries.


       The following environment variables can be used to control the behavior
       of notmuch.

              Specifies the location of the notmuch configuration  file.  Not‐
              much  will  use  ${HOME}/.notmuch-config if this variable is not


       notmuch(1), notmuch-count(1), notmuch-dump(1),  notmuch-hooks(5),  not‐
       much-insert(1),  notmuch-new(1),  notmuch-reply(1), notmuch-restore(1),
       notmuch-search(1),   notmuch-search-terms(7),   notmuch-show(1),   not‐


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