On Fri 07 Oct 2011 13:23, Jesse Rosenthal <jrosenthal at jhu.edu> writes:

> On Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:20:40 -0300, David Bremner <bremner at unb.ca> wrote:
>> 1) just delete the output file option from notmuch-dump, and use shell
>>    redirection. So far I don't see a non-contrived example when writing
>>    an output file directly is useful, but maybe that is just a failure
>>    of imagination.
>> 2) delete the output file option and a global "--write" option that 
>>    calls freopen(... stdout). As a bonus(?) this would work for any 
>>    notmuch command.
> Either of these seem like the right approach to me. I might favor (1)
> just a bit so I don't have to choose between different ways of doing the
> same thing, but that's a small point. As Jamie said, they're pretty
> much the same.

The option 2, i.e. optional --write (or -o|--output) should be available;
someone may run notmuch without using environment that provides
redirections (or it is just plain simpler to give the command line option
instead of doing redirections).

> --Jesse


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