[neomutt-users] pattern doc/help?

gahr at gahr.ch gahr at gahr.ch
Thu Jun 22 12:20:51 CEST 2023

On Jun 21 2023, 16:51 UTC, Ulli Horlacher <framstag at rus.uni-stuttgart.de> wrote:
>When I use the limit or search function, neomutt asks for a pattern.
>There are MANY modifiers - to many to know them by heart :-}
>Of course I could open
>with a webbrowser but this is really cumbersome.
>MANY years ago, I have patched mutt to show the pattern help, when I enter
>"?" at the pattern prompt (eg "Limit to messages matching: ?")

I like the idea!

We'd need to be smart not to replicate the same information in multiple 
places, but I think it'd be nice to display a text-version of 
https://neomutt.org/guide/advancedusage.html#tab-patterns when the user 
enters the "?" pattern. It also helps that "?" by itself is not a valid 
pattern, so we could detect it.

Pietro Cerutti
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