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Re: nnir notmuch search on specific groups?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: nnir notmuch search on specific groups?
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:48:27 -0700
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"Andreas Goesele" <> writes:

> Hi,
> with quite some effort I was able to get nnir to work together with the
> notmuch search engine. But then, differently from what I expected from
> the documentation in the manual, I discovered that obviously with the
> notmuch engine the searches are not restricted to the groups selected.
> Looking at the code I found this error message, commented out:
> ;; (when group
> ;;   (error "The notmuch backend cannot search specific groups")
> I guess this indeed means what it says, but as it is commented out and
> not mentioned in the manual, I would like to get some confirmation:
> Is it possible or not to search specific groups with the notmuch
> backend?

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