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

David Bremner david at
Mon Mar 11 02:46:00 PDT 2019

Gregor Zattler <telegraph at> writes:

> 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?

That's correct.


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