Feature idea: Emacs 'notmuch-search' "paged" display

David Bremner david at tethera.net
Sat Jan 18 06:23:15 PST 2020

Thomas Schwinge <thomas at codesourcery.com> writes:

> Is it possible in Emacs to emulared the "paged" display as explained in
> the 'less' example?  That is, only read in "a screenful of data", then
> let the pipe fill up, then 'notmuch' block, and only once the user moves
> the point towards the end of the current Emacs buffer, continue to read
> data from the pipe.

One concern with a previous attempt is that it doesn't really work with
ssh wrappers of notmuch [1].

A long time ago Jani Nikula publish a work in progress patch [2] to
provide buttons to extend an initially limited set of results. Making
that production worthy might be an easier task than messing with

[1]: https://www.mail-archive.com/notmuch@notmuchmail.org/msg47184.html
[2]: https://mid.mail-archive.com/1327692900-22926-1-git-send-email-jani@nikula.org

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