Hi David. In general, "-" will negate a query term. However, Xapian's query syntax (to which notmuch is beholden) ignores "-" at the beginning of a query (and immediately after an open paren). Hence, if you want to negate the first term in a query, you'll have to use "not" instead.
Hope that helps. Quoth David Creelman on Jan 06 at 8:46 am: > Hi Carl (et al), > Thanks for notmuch. It's making my email setup a bit more efficient. I used > to be a filter to differnt > mbox kind of person, but I'm a changed man now !! > > Just wondered, is it possible to negate a search in notmuch for emacs? > > I have a bunch of stuff that is in my inbox that I don't want to see and have > tried doing things like > > -googlealerts-noreply > -from:googlealerts-noreply > > But it looks like the '-' is ignored.... > > Is there a way of getting filtering? It looks like it's possible from the > command line application (with - > and + on search terms). > > Regards, > David > _______________________________________________ > notmuch mailing list > notmuch at notmuchmail.org > http://notmuchmail.org/mailman/listinfo/notmuch