Excerpts from sebastian's message of Mon Feb 01 14:29:44 -0600 2010: > 2) > > JSON output for "notmuch search/show" with ability to filter output fields > > "search" --> "search --output=thread_id,date,number,author,subject,tags" > > "show" --> "search > > --output=message_id,tags,path,header,body,attachments" > > YES PLEASE :-). notmuch seems designed to work in an ecosystem of > surrounding scripts, feeding data in and out. But we are all currently > limited to regexes for that. And heck, I hard a hard time understanding > why all hell broke out until I found that i had added a tag containing > parentheses which made my regex fail. :-). XML, JSON, any structured > output would be nice. > > And as for filtering: YES, PLEASE :-). notmuchsync and many other 3rd > party apps would love that. As father of notmuchsync, I can tell you my > little script hickups very badly when slurping in 200k mails (including > text bodies) just to find out the maildir tags of those mails. >
There's been a JSON patch waiting for a month now.