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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/11] edit: new tool to perform edits
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 08:07:39 +0000
Message-ID: <20190613080739.4lurodj6w6kkcsuh@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190610160610.GB16418@chatter.i7.local>

Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 09, 2019 at 02:51:47AM +0000, Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation) wrote:
> > +public-inbox-edit - edit messages in a public inbox
> > +
> > +=head1 SYNOPSIS
> > +
> > +	public-inbox-edit -m MESSAGE-ID --all|INBOX_DIR
> > +
> > +	public-inbox-edit -F RAW_FILE --all|INBOX_DIR [.. INBOX_DIR]
> 
> A quick RFE that's beyond the scope of this work, but would be handy from
> the usability perspective -- pass a search term in case multiple messages
> need to be edited.  E.g.:

Fwiw, all this editing stuff gives me the heebie-jeebies.  Not
the code or tests itself, but users potentially shooting themselves
(or other readers) in the foot and having to deal with it from
a user support side...

> public-inbox-edit -s "johndoe@example.com" INBOX_DIR
> 
> The way I see it working, that would:
> 
> 1. find all matching messages and put them into an mbox file

So 1) is something I've been wanting to do for a long time,
anyways.  And I've got some optimizations in the pipeline
(literally) which make sense for throughput-focused local
usage.

> 2. fire off "mutt -f" to start the editing session

In my usage of mutt, I have to remind myself to purge the old
message.  It seemed like a bad usability hiccup, not sure if
that'll be a problem for others...

> 3. do a batch replace of all messages in the edited mbox file

The backend part shouldn't be too hard.  But mapping the mbox
to the correct message gets a little tricky with support for
ambiguous Message-IDs.  But I think it'll be workable as long as
the requirement of Message-IDs not being editable (or even
reorderable) remains.

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Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-09  2:51 [PATCH 00/11] v2: implement message editing Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 01/11] v2writable: consolidate overview and indexing call Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 02/11] import: extract_author_info becomes extract_commit_info Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 03/11] import: switch to "replace_oids" interface for purge Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 04/11] v2writable: implement ->replace call Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 05/11] admin: remove warning arg for unconfigured inboxes Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 06/11] purge: start moving common options to AdminEdit module Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 07/11] admin: beef up resolve_inboxes to handle purge options Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 08/11] AdminEdit: move editability checks from -purge Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 09/11] admin: expose ->config Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 10/11] doc: document the --prune option for -index Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-09  2:51 ` [PATCH 11/11] edit: new tool to perform edits Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-10 16:06   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 18:02     ` Eric Wong
2019-06-13  8:07     ` Eric Wong [this message]
2019-06-10 15:06 ` [PATCH 00/11] v2: implement message editing Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 15:40   ` Eric Wong
2019-06-10 17:56     ` [PATCH 12/11] edit|purge: improve output on rewrites Eric Wong
2019-06-10 18:57     ` [PATCH 00/11] v2: implement message editing Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 19:29       ` Eric Wong
2019-06-10 19:40         ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 22:03           ` [WIP] v2writable: support INBOX_DEBUG=replace Eric Wong
2019-06-10 22:13             ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-10 23:12               ` [WIP] add more debug tracing around idx_init Eric Wong
2019-06-11 15:33                 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-11 18:43             ` [WIP] v2writable: support INBOX_DEBUG=replace Eric Wong
2019-06-11 21:06       ` [PATCH 00/11] v2: implement message editing Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-06-12  0:18         ` [PATCH] searchidx: improve error message when Xapian fails Eric Wong
2019-06-10 18:17 ` [PATCH 13/11] edit: drop unwanted headers before noop check Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-10 21:58 ` [PATCH 14/11] v2writable: replace: kill git processes before reindexing Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)
2019-06-12  0:25 ` [PATCH 15/11] edit: unlink temporary file when done Eric Wong (Contractor, The Linux Foundation)

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