On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:52:49 +0100, Jan Janak <jan at ryngle.com> wrote:
> I implemented a new notmuch command that can be used to list all tags
> present in the database:

Ah, very very interesting! I'd been planning on doing something like
this soon. And I was just thinking of "notmuch tags" as the command
line. What other ideas do you have in mind for "notmuch list" ?

One way we could possibly do "notmuch tags" is to have it accept search
terms and then return the list of all tags from the matched messages.
Then of course we'd need a syntax for a search term to match all
messages, (which we want in any case).

> The main reason why I implemented this is because I am also working on
> adding the tag completion feature to the Emacs mode. This is very
> useful if you have a large collection of tags--it can save you some
> typing and, perhaps more importantly, it minimizes the risk of having
> typos in tag names. I'll send a patch for that later too.

That will be a very nice feature to have, yes.

The other reason I've wanted this is have something like a "folder view"
that would show a list of tags and a number of messages with each tag,
(or a number of messages with that tag and the inbox tag).

I know that Keith said he'd prefer to use a view like that as his
primary way of reading mail.

Actual review of the patch later.


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