From: David Bremner <>

Return the corresponding header field for the current message as a
string.  These are thin wrappers around notmuch-show-get-header, which
means they each cause a full parse of the RFC822 header. The main idea
is to fix an api.
Sorry, resending with fixed commit message.

 notmuch.el |   32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/notmuch.el b/notmuch.el
index c96fd94..d2a3b1b 100644
--- a/notmuch.el
+++ b/notmuch.el
@@ -225,6 +225,38 @@ Unlike builtin `previous-line' this version accepts no 
     (re-search-forward notmuch-show-tags-regexp)
     (split-string (buffer-substring (match-beginning 1) (match-end 1)))))

+(defun notmuch-show-get-bcc ()
+  "Return To address of current message"
+  (notmuch-show-get-header-field 'bcc))
+(defun notmuch-show-get-cc ()
+  "Return To address of current message"
+  (notmuch-show-get-header-field 'cc))
+(defun notmuch-show-get-date ()
+  "Return To address of current message"
+  (notmuch-show-get-header-field 'date))
+(defun notmuch-show-get-from ()
+  "Return From address of current message"
+  (notmuch-show-get-header-field 'from))
+(defun notmuch-show-get-subject ()
+  "Return subject of current message"
+  (notmuch-show-get-header-field 'subject))
+(defun notmuch-show-get-to ()
+  "Return To address of current message"
+  (notmuch-show-get-header-field 'to))
+(defun notmuch-show-get-header-field (name) 
+  "Retrieve the header field NAME from the current message.
+NAME should be a symbol, in lower case, as returned by 
+  (let* ((result (assoc name (notmuch-show-get-header)))
+        (val (and result (cdr result))))
+    val))
 (defun notmuch-show-get-header ()
   "Retrieve and parse the header from the current message. Returns an alist 
with of (header . value) 
 where header is a symbol and value is a string.  The summary from notmuch-show 
is returned as the 

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