On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote: > 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.
Carl and others, My patch no longer works and I have been thinking about updating it to current HEAD. But before I do that, I wanted to check with you to see if you would prefer to use a different name for the command, here are some options: 1) notmuch tags 2) notmuch list tags 3) notmuch list-tag Any opinions? I also plan to add support for search-terms later so that we can produce tag lists for a set of messages, as you mentioned in one of your previous emails. A quick description for those who joined later: This command produces a list of all tags defined in the database. The emacs interface uses it to implement tag name completion. -- Jan