notmuch-insert - add a message to the maildir and notmuch database


       notmuch insert [option ...] [+<tag>|-<tag> ...]


       notmuch insert reads a message from standard input and delivers it into
       the maildir directory given by configuration option database.path, then
       incorporates  the  message into the notmuch database. It is an alterna‐
       tive to using a separate tool to deliver the message then running  not-
       much new afterwards.

       The  new message will be tagged with the tags specified by the new.tags
       configuration option, then by operations specified on the command-line:
       tags prefixed by '+' are added while those prefixed by '-' are removed.

       If  the  new message is a duplicate of an existing message in the data‐
       base (it has same Message-ID), it will be added to the  maildir  folder
       and notmuch database, but the tags will not be changed.

       The  insert  command  supports  hooks.  See  notmuch-hooks(5)  for more
       details on hooks.

       Option arguments must appear before any tag operation arguments.   Sup‐
       ported options for insert include

                 Deliver  the message to the specified folder, relative to the
                 top-level directory given by the value of database.path.  The
                 default is to deliver to the top-level directory.

                 Try  to create the folder named by the --folder option, if it
                 does not exist. Otherwise the folder must already  exist  for
                 mail delivery to succeed.

          --keep Keep the message file if indexing fails, and keep the message
                 indexed if applying  tags  or  maildir  flag  synchronization
                 fails.  Ignore these errors and return exit status 0 to indi‐
                 cate successful mail delivery.

                 Prevent hooks from being run.


       This command  returns  exit  status  0  on  successful  mail  delivery,
       non-zero  otherwise. The default is to indicate failed mail delivery on
       any errors, including message file delivery to the filesystem,  message
       indexing  to Notmuch database, changing tags, and synchronizing tags to
       maildir flags. The --keep option may be used to settle  for  successful
       message file delivery.

       This command supports the following special exit status code for errors
       most likely to be temporary in nature, e.g. failure to get  a  database
       write lock.

       75 (EX_TEMPFAIL)
              A temporary failure occured; the user is invited to retry.

       The exit status of the post-insert hook does not affect the exit status
       of the insert command.


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


       Carl Worth and many others


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