On Wed, Oct 29 2014, Jani Nikula wrote: > On Wed, 29 Oct 2014, David Edmondson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> Adding a terminal slash to a directory name when using --path causes the >> search to fail. Removing the terminal slash produces results. > > I think you mean path:, not --path. Yes, sorry. > Anyway, the reason for this behaviour is that the path components are > indexed as boolean terms, not unlike tags, just with a different > namespace. It's all parsed in Xapian, not in Notmuch. Adding the / > variants would mean indexing twice the amount of terms. Could we always prune a trailing slash from the path: component of a query before using it? >> Given that many shells will add the terminal slash during completion, >> this is lame(-ish). > > Given that path: expects a relative path from the maildir root, not just > any path, and the notmuch bash completion script (if you happen to use > bash) does exactly this, without adding the slash, I'm not too worried. I'm almost always doing this in Emacs shell-mode, manipulating the pathnames on the fly. This means that I can adapt, of course.