Add (extracted) attachment text to the search index?

Steven Allen steven at
Wed Mar 1 09:55:31 PST 2017

David Bremner <david at> writes:
> This would require some modifications of notmuch. Either modifying
> lib/ to add the terms at indexing (notmuch new/insert) time, or
> providing some way of adding the terms later. The former actually sounds
> simpler to me.

To do this correctly, you'd want to be able to run an external text
extraction tool (for PDFs, word documents, etc.) so I think the latter
would be better in the long run (it would allow the user to index
attachments in the hooks).
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