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Matthew Lear matt at
Thu Feb 1 12:53:46 PST 2018

From: Matthew Lear <matt at>
To: notmuch at
Cc: Matthew Lear <matt at>
Subject: [PATCH] Update date search syntax.
Date: Thu,  1 Feb 2018 20:52:18 +0000
Message-Id: <20180201205218.4368-1-matt at>
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If searching using the date prefix and timestamps, each timestamp
is required to be prefixed with an @
Legacy syntax of <initial-timestamp>..<final-timestamp> without the
date prefix is still honoured, only without the @ specifiers.
 doc/man7/notmuch-search-terms.rst | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/man7/notmuch-search-terms.rst b/doc/man7/notmuch-search-terms.rst
index 6d2bf62a..b6e7079a 100644
--- a/doc/man7/notmuch-search-terms.rst
+++ b/doc/man7/notmuch-search-terms.rst
@@ -124,10 +124,13 @@ date:<since>..<until> or date:<date>
     The time range can also be specified using timestamps with a
     syntax of:
-    <initial-timestamp>..<final-timestamp>
+    @<initial-timestamp>..@<final-timestamp>
     Each timestamp is a number representing the number of seconds
-    since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC.
+    since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC. A date range search using
+    timestamps is also permitted without using the date prefix and
+    @ specifiers, although this is considered legacy and pre-dates
+    the date prefix.
     The **lastmod:** prefix can be used to restrict the result by the

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