Re: Meaning of offset in notmuch search --output=files --offset=

Subject: Re: Meaning of offset in notmuch search --output=files --offset=

Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 09:05:01 -0400

To: Teemu Likonen, Michael J Gruber, David Bremner


From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor

On Sun 2024-05-26 10:57:14 +0300, Teemu Likonen wrote:
> * 2024-05-25 13:20:58+0200, Michael J. Gruber wrote:
>>> Teemu Likonen <> writes:
>>>>     --offset=[-]N
>>>>             Skip displaying the first N results. With the leading '-',
>>>>             start at the Nth result from the end.
>>>> What if we change the first sentence to "Skip displaying the first N
>>>> search results"?
>> Maybe even "Skip displaying output for the first N search results", in
>> an effort to hint at said difference?
> Yours is better than the current and mine. Thanks.

I don't see much difference between any of these versions, but i also
don't think any of them make the text concretely worse.  So if more
people understand what is meant by the version suggested by Michael J
Gruber, i'd be fine with going with that version.

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