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query.c File Reference

Notmuch query functions. More...

#include "config.h"
#include <stddef.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include "mutt/lib.h"
#include "query.h"
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enum NmQueryType nm_parse_type_from_query (char *buf, enum NmQueryType fallback)
 Parse a query type out of a query. More...
const char * nm_query_type_to_string (enum NmQueryType query_type)
 Turn a query type into a string. More...
enum NmQueryType nm_string_to_query_type (const char *str)
 Lookup a query type. More...
enum NmQueryType nm_string_to_query_type_mapper (const char *str)
 Lookup a query type. More...
bool nm_query_window_check_timebase (const char *timebase)
 Checks if a given timebase string is valid. More...
enum NmWindowQueryRc nm_windowed_query_from_query (char *buf, size_t buflen, const bool force_enable, const short duration, const short cur_pos, const char *cur_search, const char *timebase, const char *or_terms)
 Windows buf with notmuch date: search term. More...

Detailed Description

Notmuch query functions.

  • Austin Ray

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Definition in file query.c.

Function Documentation

◆ nm_parse_type_from_query()

enum NmQueryType nm_parse_type_from_query ( char *  buf,
enum NmQueryType  fallback 

Parse a query type out of a query.

bufBuffer for URL
fallbackFallback query type if buf doesn't contain a type= statement
Return values
numNotmuch query type, NmQueryType

If a user writes a query for a vfolder and includes a type= statement, that type= will be encoded, which Notmuch will treat as part of the query= statement. This method will remove the type= and return its corresponding NmQueryType representation.

Definition at line 49 of file query.c.

51 enum NmQueryType query_type = fallback;
53 if (!buf)
54 return query_type;
56 size_t buf_len = mutt_str_len(buf);
57 const char *message_ptr = mutt_istrn_rfind(buf, buf_len, "type=messages");
58 const char *thread_ptr = mutt_istrn_rfind(buf, buf_len, "type=threads");
60 // No valid type statement found.
61 if (!message_ptr && !thread_ptr)
62 return query_type;
64 // Determine the last valid "type=" statement.
65 if ((!message_ptr && thread_ptr) || (thread_ptr > message_ptr))
66 {
67 query_type = NM_QUERY_TYPE_THREADS;
68 }
69 else
70 {
71 query_type = NM_QUERY_TYPE_MESGS;
72 }
74 // Clean-up any valid "type=" statements.
75 // The six variations of how "type=" could appear.
76 const char *variants[6] = { "&type=threads", "&type=messages",
77 "type=threads&", "type=messages&",
78 "type=threads", "type=messages" };
79 int variants_size = mutt_array_size(variants);
81 for (int i = 0; i < variants_size; i++)
82 {
83 mutt_istr_remall(buf, variants[i]);
84 }
86 return query_type;
#define mutt_array_size(x)
Definition: memory.h:36
const char * mutt_istrn_rfind(const char *haystack, size_t haystack_length, const char *needle)
Find last instance of a substring, ignoring case.
Definition: string.c:540
int mutt_istr_remall(char *str, const char *target)
Remove all occurrences of substring, ignoring case.
Definition: string.c:973
size_t mutt_str_len(const char *a)
Calculate the length of a string, safely.
Definition: string.c:567
Notmuch Query Types.
Definition: query.h:35
Whole threads.
Definition: query.h:37
Default: Messages only.
Definition: query.h:36
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◆ nm_query_type_to_string()

const char * nm_query_type_to_string ( enum NmQueryType  query_type)

Turn a query type into a string.

query_typeQuery type
Return values
This is a static string and must not be freed.

Definition at line 96 of file query.c.

98 if (query_type == NM_QUERY_TYPE_THREADS)
99 return "threads";
100 return "messages";
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◆ nm_string_to_query_type()

enum NmQueryType nm_string_to_query_type ( const char *  str)

Lookup a query type.

strString to lookup
Return values
numQuery type, e.g. NM_QUERY_TYPE_MESGS

If there's an unknown query type, default to NM_QUERY_TYPE_MESGS.

Definition at line 110 of file query.c.

112 enum NmQueryType query_type = nm_string_to_query_type_mapper(str);
114 if (query_type == NM_QUERY_TYPE_UNKNOWN)
115 {
116 mutt_error(_("failed to parse notmuch query type: %s"), NONULL(str));
118 }
120 return query_type;
#define mutt_error(...)
Definition: logging.h:87
#define _(a)
Definition: message.h:28
enum NmQueryType nm_string_to_query_type_mapper(const char *str)
Lookup a query type.
Definition: query.c:130
Unknown query type. Error in notmuch query.
Definition: query.h:38
#define NONULL(x)
Definition: string2.h:37
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◆ nm_string_to_query_type_mapper()

enum NmQueryType nm_string_to_query_type_mapper ( const char *  str)

Lookup a query type.

strString to lookup
Return values
numQuery type

Definition at line 130 of file query.c.

132 if (mutt_str_equal(str, "threads"))
134 if (mutt_str_equal(str, "messages"))
bool mutt_str_equal(const char *a, const char *b)
Compare two strings.
Definition: string.c:807
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◆ nm_query_window_check_timebase()

bool nm_query_window_check_timebase ( const char *  timebase)

Checks if a given timebase string is valid.

[in]timebasestring containing a time base
Return values
trueThe given time base is valid

This function returns whether a given timebase string is valid or not, which is used to validate the user settable configuration setting:


Definition at line 150 of file query.c.

152 if ((strcmp(timebase, "hour") == 0) || (strcmp(timebase, "day") == 0) ||
153 (strcmp(timebase, "week") == 0) || (strcmp(timebase, "month") == 0) ||
154 (strcmp(timebase, "year") == 0))
155 {
156 return true;
157 }
158 return false;
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◆ nm_windowed_query_from_query()

enum NmWindowQueryRc nm_windowed_query_from_query ( char *  buf,
size_t  buflen,
const bool  force_enable,
const short  duration,
const short  cur_pos,
const char *  cur_search,
const char *  timebase,
const char *  or_terms 

Windows buf with notmuch date: search term.

[out]bufallocated string buffer to receive the modified search query
[in]buflenallocated maximum size of the buf string buffer
[in]force_enableEnables windowing for duration=0
[in]durationDuration of time between beginning and end for notmuch date search term
[in]cur_posCurrent position of vfolder window
[in]cur_searchCurrent notmuch search
[in]timebaseTimebase for date: search term. Must be: hour, day, week, month, or year
[in]or_termsAdditional notmuch search terms
Return values
NM_WINDOW_QUERY_SUCCESSPrepended buf with date: search term
NM_WINDOW_QUERY_INVALID_DURATIONDuration out-of-range for search term. buf not prepended with date:
NM_WINDOW_QUERY_INVALID_TIMEBASETimebase isn't one of hour, day, week, month, or year

This is where the magic of windowed queries happens. Taking a vfolder search query string as parameter, it will use the following two user settings:

  • duration and
  • timebase

to amend given vfolder search window. Then using a third parameter:

  • cur_pos

it will generate a proper notmuch date: parameter. For example, given a duration of 2, a timebase set to week and a position defaulting to 0, it will prepend to the 'tag:inbox' notmuch search query the following string:

  • query: tag:inbox
  • buf: and tag:inbox

If the position is set to 4, with duration=3 and timebase=month:

  • query: tag:archived
  • buf: date:12month..9month and tag:archived

The window won't be applied:

  • If the duration of the search query is set to 0 this function will be disabled unless a user explicitly enables windowed queries. This returns NM_WINDOW_QUERY_INVALID_DURATION
  • If the timebase is invalid, it will return NM_WINDOW_QUERY_INVALID_TIMEBASE

Definition at line 207 of file query.c.

211 // if the duration is a non positive integer, disable the window unless the
212 // user explicitly enables windowed queries.
213 if (!force_enable && (duration <= 0))
214 {
216 }
218 int beg = duration * (cur_pos + 1);
219 int end = duration * cur_pos;
221 // If the duration is 0, we want to generate a query spanning a single timebase.
222 // For example, `date:1month..1month` spans the previous month.
223 if ((duration == 0) && (cur_pos != 0))
224 {
225 end = cur_pos;
226 beg = end;
227 }
229 if (!nm_query_window_check_timebase(timebase))
230 {
232 }
234 size_t length = 0;
235 if (end == 0)
236 {
237 // Open-ended date allows mail from the future.
238 // This may occur is the sender's time settings are off.
239 length = snprintf(buf, buflen, "date:%d%s..", beg, timebase);
240 }
241 else
242 {
243 length = snprintf(buf, buflen, "date:%d%s..%d%s", beg, timebase, end, timebase);
244 }
246 if (!mutt_str_equal(or_terms, ""))
247 {
248 char *date_part = mutt_str_dup(buf);
249 length = snprintf(buf, buflen, "(%s or (%s))", date_part, or_terms);
250 FREE(&date_part);
251 }
253 // Add current search to window query.
254 snprintf(buf + length, buflen, " and %s", cur_search);
#define FREE(x)
Definition: memory.h:43
char * mutt_str_dup(const char *str)
Copy a string, safely.
Definition: string.c:250
bool nm_query_window_check_timebase(const char *timebase)
Checks if a given timebase string is valid.
Definition: query.c:150
Query was successful.
Definition: query.h:46
Invalid duration.
Definition: query.h:48
Invalid timebase.
Definition: query.h:47
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