Re: setting NOTMUCH_CONFIG in hooks

Subject: Re: setting NOTMUCH_CONFIG in hooks

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 09:34:30 -0300

To: Uwe Kleine-König,


From: David Bremner

Uwe Kleine-König <> writes:

> Hello,
> when I run
> 	notmuch --config=$HOME/.notmuch-config-work new
> NOTMUCH_CONFIG isn't set when the hooks are running. This would however
> be quite useful such that e.g. afew uses the right database. Of course I
> could do
> 	NOTMUCH_CONFIG=$HOME/.notmuch-config-work notmuch new
> instead, but then it would be consequent to drop the --config option
> from notmuch completely :-)

It's not the same thing, but seems to relate to your use case. There is
some new and mostly untested support for a "NOTMUCH_PROFILE" environment
variable that might help. Or it might have the same issue with
propagation to hooks. See notmuch-config(1) in master / 0.32~rc1.
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