> Sometimes I manually override a rule-based tag. If automatic tagging > operated on old messages, overrides could be superseded. When I add > automatic tag rules, I first execute them manually and globally from the > command line.
Right. With my global automatic tags, I don't want to be able to override them, (and the fact that I *can* by adding/removing tags is a bug---since, as you point out, the next run of my script will destroy my changes). That's one of the reasons I want to switch to saved searches for my own use of automatic tags. Meanwhile, Martin has talked about having some machine-learning algorithm apply tags, and have it notice when the user adds/removes for feedback to improve its learning. So that kind of use case is something that definitely isn't covered by saved searches. > > To do my "global" searches quickly, I do a similar subsetting, but it's > > much simpler. If I'm adding the "notmuch" tag I do "and not > > tag:notmuch". We've even had the proposal of making "notmuch tag" do > > that automatically. > > That sounds like a good idea. What happened with that proposal? Like many other proposals, it's simply waiting for someone to implement it. > Saved searches is a very good idea. I look forward to it. Me too! :-) -Carl -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 189 bytes Desc: not available URL: <http://notmuchmail.org/pipermail/notmuch/attachments/20100226/d2befd97/attachment.pgp>