notmuch-address man page

notmuch-address — output addresses from matching messages

Synopsis

notmuch address [option ...] <search-term> ...

Description

Search for messages matching the given search terms, and display the addresses from them. Duplicate addresses are filtered out.

See notmuch-search-terms(7) for details of the supported syntax for <search-terms>.

Supported options for address include

--format=(json|sexp|text|text0)
Presents the results in either JSON, S-Expressions, newline character separated plain-text (default), or null character separated plain-text (compatible with xargs(1) -0 option where available).
--format-version=N

Use the specified structured output format version. This is intended for programs that invoke notmuch(1) internally. If omitted, the latest supported version will be used.

--output=(sender|recipients|count)

Controls which information appears in the output. This option can be given multiple times to combine different outputs. When neither --output=sender nor --output=recipients is given, --output=sender is implied.

sender
Output all addresses from the From header.

Note: Searching for sender should be much faster than searching for recipients, because sender addresses are cached directly in the database whereas other addresses need to be fetched from message files.
recipients
Output all addresses from the To, Cc and Bcc headers.
count
Print the count of how many times was the address encountered during search.

Note: With this option, addresses are printed only after the whole search is finished. This may take long time.

--deduplicate=(no|mailbox|address)

Control the deduplication of results.

no
Output all occurences of addresses in the matching messages. This is not applicable with --output=count.
mailbox
Deduplicate addresses based on the full, case sensitive name and email address, or mailbox. This is effectively the same as piping the --deduplicate=no output to sort | uniq, except for the order of results. This is the default.
address
Deduplicate addresses based on the case insensitive address part of the mailbox. Of all the variants (with different name or case), print the one occurring most frequently among the matching messages. If --output=count is specified, include all variants in the count.
--sort=(newest-first|oldest-first)
This option can be used to present results in either chronological order (oldest-first) or reverse chronological order (newest-first).

By default, results will be displayed in reverse chronological order, (that is, the newest results will be displayed first).

However, if either --output=count or --deduplicate=address is specified, this option is ignored and the order of the results is unspecified.
--exclude=(true|false)
A message is called "excluded" if it matches at least one tag in search.tag_exclude that does not appear explicitly in the search terms. This option specifies whether to omit excluded messages in the search process.

The default value, true, prevents excluded messages from matching the search terms.

false allows excluded messages to match search terms and appear in displayed results.

Exit Status

This command supports the following special exit status codes

20
The requested format version is too old.
21
The requested format version is too new.

See Also

notmuch(1), notmuch-config(1), notmuch-count(1), notmuch-dump(1), notmuch-hooks(5), notmuch-insert(1), notmuch-new(1), notmuch-reply(1), notmuch-restore(1), notmuch-search-terms(7), notmuch-show(1), notmuch-tag(1), notmuch-search(1)

Author

Carl Worth and many others

Referenced By

notmuch(1), notmuch-search(1).

Nov 30, 2016 0.23.3 notmuch