Re: notmuch show decrypt into mbox format

Subject: Re: notmuch show decrypt into mbox format

Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2023 23:44:42 +0100

To: David Bremner,

Cc: Sean Whitton

From: Sandra Snan

David Bremner <> writes:
> probably not out of the box, but I guess it might be easier to 
> hack notmuch-extract-* on the emacs side than to extend 'notmuch 
> show --format=mbox'

Those elpa-mailscripts also rely on calling notmuch show 

The elisp files (similar to what I had been using) shell out to 
the same Python scripts I was originally using (from the 
mailscripts package, but same source package on Debian) and the 
Python scripts in turn wrap notmuch show --format=mbox. So that's 
where I already was before starting the thread; scripts that don't 
work because --format=mbox doesn't decrypt the patches.

(Even though I am working on moving from them to b4 since someone told
me it supposedly does a slightly better job at guessing the base commit
when people send patches for old versions without formatting the patch
with --base so I was NIH making my own wrappers for notmuch show
--format=mbox similar to the ones in mailscripts.)
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