how to search for hyphenated words? (was: how to search for Morse code?)

Gregor Zattler telegraph at
Mon Mar 11 01:15:40 PDT 2019

Hi David, notmuch developers,
* David Bremner <david at> [2019-03-10; 20:22]:
> Gregor Zattler <telegraph at> writes:
>> How would one search for hyphenated words with notmuch?
> In special cases, explained in notmuch-search-terms(7), one can use
> regexp searches, which are slower, but don't drop punctuation.

thanks, this works for the subject: field, which helps a lot.

Regexes do not work on the body of messages and I assume they
will not work with the upcoming "body:" field?

Thanks for your attention, Gregor

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