[notmuch] [PATCH] Support for printing file paths in new command

Adrian Perez de Castro aperez at igalia.com
Sun Nov 22 16:53:39 PST 2009

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 01:24:09 +0100, Carl wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Nov 2009 01:17:18 +0100, Adrian Perez <aperez at igalia.com> wrote:
> > For very large mail boxes, it is desirable to know which files are being
> > processed e.g. when a crash occurs to know which one was the cause. Also,
> > it may be interesting to have a better idea of how the operation is
> > progressing when processing mailboxes with big messages.
> > 
> > This patch adds support for printing messages as they are processed by
> > "notmuch new":
> Hey, that's pretty nice.


As a small improvement, I will send another patch in a while, which will
avoid sending ANSI escapes when output is not a terminal, and print one
file path per line in that case.

> I've pushed this now, (and I'm almost tempted to make it the
> default...).

IMHO it would be nice to have the messages-per-second information as
well in verbose mode before making it the default. I think I could cook
up a patch for that, but printing messages-per-second would mean calling
gettimeofday() for each processed file. Do you think that will be
acceptable from a performance POV? (Of course using silent mode would
still only call it once per second).


Adrian Perez de Castro <aperez at igalia.com>
Igalia - Free Software Engineering
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