Re: Feature request: Limit output of notmuch show

Subject:Re: Feature request: Limit output of notmuch show

Date:Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:41:12 -0300

To:Jörg Volbers ,notmuch@notmuchmail.org

Cc:Olly Betts

From:David Bremner


joerg@joergvolbers.de (Jörg Volbers) writes:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I would like to limit the output of notmuch show to a certain 
> amount of mails, similar to the option `--limit' in notmuch 
> search. But actually, I think the most elegant way would be to 
> allow a limiting operator as a query term.
>
> Is it a difficulty to implement that? Would anyone do that? I am 
> not able to write anything in C, so I'm out of it.

I don't have any good ideas how to impliment that in a Xapian query. Maybe Olly
does. One thing that works for some people is to use date ranges. Of
course that requires a bit of trial and error.

d
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