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

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