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
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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