Searching for an Exact Email Address
tlikonen at iki.fi
Sat Feb 1 22:12:50 PST 2020
Kevin Foley [2020-02-01T16:29:25-05] wrote:
> I'm getting unexpected results when trying to search for messages
> associated with an email address.
> $ notmuch search to:"example at email.com"
> My understanding is this should be treated as a phrase which means
> that exact phrase will be searched for, is this correct?
Double quotes are special characters in your shell and it interprets
them so that notmuch doesn't get them. There are different ways in shell
to escape special characters:
to:\"example at email.com\"
'to:"example at email.com"'
The shell built-in "set" is useful for testing parameters:
$ set -- to:"example at email.com" to:\"example at email.com\"
$ printf '%s\n' "$@"
to:example at email.com
to:"example at email.com"
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