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NOTMUCH-REPLY(1)		    notmuch		      NOTMUCH-REPLY(1)

NAME
       notmuch-reply - constructs a reply template for a set of	messages

SYNOPSIS
       notmuch reply [option ...] <search-term>	...

DESCRIPTION
       Constructs a reply template for a set of	messages.

       To  make	 replying to email easier, notmuch reply takes an existing set
       of messages and constructs a suitable mail template. Its	To: address is
       set  according  to  the	original  email	 in this way: if the Reply-to:
       header is present and different from any	To:/Cc:	address	 it  is	 used,
       otherwise  From:	header is used.	Unless --reply-to=sender is specified,
       values from the To: and Cc: headers are copied, but not	including  any
       of the current user's email addresses (as configured in primary_mail or
       other_email in the .notmuch-config file)	in the recipient list.

       It also builds a	suitable new subject, including	Re: at the  front  (if
       not  already present), and adding the message IDs of the	messages being
       replied to to the References list and setting  the  In-Reply-To:	 field
       correctly.

       Finally,	 the  original	contents of the	emails are quoted by prefixing
       each line with '> ' and included	in the body.

       The resulting message template is output	to stdout.

       Supported options for reply include

       --format=(default|json|sexp|headers-only)

	      default
		     Includes subject and quoted message body as an  RFC  2822
		     message.

	      json   Produces  JSON output containing headers for a reply mes-
		     sage and the contents of the original message. This  out-
		     put can be	used by	a client to create a reply message in-
		     telligently.

	      sexp   Produces S-Expression output containing headers for a re-
		     ply  message  and	the  contents of the original message.
		     This output can be	used by	a client  to  create  a	 reply
		     message intelligently.

	      headers-only
		     Only  produces  In-Reply-To,  References, To, Cc, and Bcc
		     headers.

       --format-version=N
	      Use the specified	structured output format version. This is  in-
	      tended  for programs that	invoke notmuch(1) internally. If omit-
	      ted, the latest supported	version	will be	used.

       --reply-to=(all|sender)

	      all (default)
		     Replies to	all addresses.

	      sender Replies only to the sender. If  replying  to  user's  own
		     message  (Reply-to:  or From: header is one of the	user's
		     configured	email addresses), try To:, Cc:,	and Bcc: head-
		     ers  in  this  order, and copy values from	the first that
		     contains something	other than only	the user's addresses.

       --decrypt=(false|auto|true)
	  If true, decrypt any MIME encrypted parts found in the selected con-
	  tent	(i.e.,	"multipart/encrypted" parts). Status of	the decryption
	  will be reported (currently only supported  with  --format=json  and
	  --format=sexp), and on successful decryption the multipart/encrypted
	  part will be replaced	by the decrypted content.

	  If auto, and a session key is	already	known for the message, then it
	  will be decrypted, but notmuch will not try to access	the user's se-
	  cret keys.

	  Use false to avoid even automatic decryption.

	  Non-automatic	decryption expects a functioning gpg-agent(1) to  pro-
	  vide any needed credentials. Without one, the	decryption will	likely
	  fail.

	  Default: auto

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

       Note:  It  is  most  common  to	use notmuch reply with a search	string
       matching	a single message, (such	as id:<message-id>),  but  it  can  be
       useful to reply to several messages at once. For	example, when a	series
       of patches are sent in a	single thread, replying	to the	entire	thread
       allows  for  the	 reply to comment on issues found in multiple patches.
       The default format supports replying to multiple	messages at once,  but
       the JSON	and S-Expression formats do not.

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), not-
       much-hooks(5), notmuch-insert(1),  notmuch-new(1),  notmuch-restore(1),
       notmuch-search(1),   notmuch-search-terms(7),   notmuch-show(1),	  not-
       much-tag(1)

AUTHOR
       Carl Worth and many others

COPYRIGHT
       2009-2020, Carl Worth and many others

0.30				 Aug 30, 2020		      NOTMUCH-REPLY(1)

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