[notmuch] hack to retag a directory

david at tethera.net david at tethera.net
Thu Dec 3 11:26:56 PST 2009

At Thu, 03 Dec 2009 09:39:32 -0400,
david at tethera.net wrote:
> I think this will be obsolete pretty soon when the equivalent is
> built-in to notmuch, but in the mean time, here is a script that
> somebody might find useful: retag a whole directory (recursively). I
> don't claim it is nice in any way, but it seems usable for me, taking
> about 5 seconds to retag a directory containing 1000 messages.

Sigh. And of course the version I posted was broken. I put a fixed version at 


You might, or might not also be interested in 


which is the beginnings of how to keep tags in git (for syncing
between machines).  Right now the notmuch restore step is the
bottleneck, but Carl apparently knows how to speed 'notmuch restore'


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