On Sun 09 Oct 2011 19:01, David Bremner <bremner at unb.ca> writes:

> On Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:20:40 -0300, David Bremner <bremner at unb.ca> wrote:
>> 
>> I'd like to add a search term argument to notmuch dump (see
>> id:"87wrcijn1w.fsf at zancas.localnet" and followup for context). The
>> "notmuch" way would be to have
>> 
>>     notmuch dump <search-term>
>> 
>> do the right thing
>
> Another option occured to me that is consistent at least with notmuch
> tag and notmuch show would be to support the following transitional
> syntaxes
>
>         notmuch dump file
>         notmuch dump file [--] search terms
>         notmuch dump -- search terms
>
> the first two could then be deprecated, and eventually the syntax
>
>     notmuch dump search terms 
>
> could be enabled.

In this case there would be 2 transitional syntaxes. IMHO 

'notmuch dump <search-terms>' causes least transitional pain.

> the question of whether to support 
>
>     notmuch dump --file foo.txt
>
> or something like 
>
>    notmuch --stdout=foo.txt dump

who about 

notmuch [--output-file=<file>] <command> ...

> could be dealt with later.
>
> David

Tomi

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