Re: [notmuch] [PATCHv2] Preserve folder information when indexing

Subject: Re: [notmuch] [PATCHv2] Preserve folder information when indexing

Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:58:42 +0100



From: Sebastian Spaeth

On Tue, 2 Feb 2010 23:25:18 +0100, Michal Sojka <> wrote:
> I want it to work the same way as you expected. It seems it would be necessary 
> to modify notmuch_database_remove_message() so that it changes folder term if 
> it detects rename.

On a tangetial issue: It would help if notmuch were able to set an
(optional) flag when detecting a rename. Similar on how it should set
"new" on new messages, a "moved" tag or whatever would make parsing with
3rd party apps much nicer.

E.g. my folder-to-tag syncer could then just look for moved mails and my
MailDirflag-to-notmuchtag syncer could then limit its search also to
"moved" mails, which would be much more efficient.

What do people think?
Basically what I want is:

tag-for-new="inbox unread notspamchecked whatnothere"

Does this make sense?