Re: have "notmuch help" call man?

Subject: Re: have "notmuch help" call man?

Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 06:49:12 -0400

To: Jameson Graef Rollins, Notmuch Mail


From: David Bremner

On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:53:08 -0800, Jameson Graef Rollins <> wrote:

> * There are a couple of formatting issues (notmuch.1, notmuch-config.1,
>   notmuch-reply.1).

I'm sure there are. Can you be more specific? I suspect I might fix a
different set of problems than you found ;).

> * The notmuch part command is completely deprecated, so I don't think
>   there's really any reason to include a man page for it.

I'm not sure if removing that would be "doing too many things at once";
it is in the current man page. But maybe that was an oversight?

> * There's no man page for restore (notmuch-restore.1).

Currently the symlink to notmuch-dump.1.gz is installed at runtime. I
agree this is a bit inconvenient for testing; I think it should work to
have symlinks in the source just for the convenience of testers.

> It also occurs to me while looking through this: do we really need a
> separate "setup" command?  

I guess notmuch-setup is a UI convenience mainly for people who want to
re-run setup.  It doesn't feel as natural to me to run notmuch without
arguments in this case. I couldn't really justify that, though.

Thanks for the review,