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From: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
To: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
Cc: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: Re: RFH: --import-augment naming [was: lei q: import flags when clobbering/augmenting]
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 23:10:29 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87k0qnd0ei.fsf@kyleam.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YEBUijZ1clqj3joQ@dcvr>

Eric Wong writes:

> Oh, I forgot to note it will probably import more than just
> keywords (but maybe it can be tweaked(*)).
>
> The thing I want to protect against is somebody forgetting
> --augment when using "lei q -o imaps://example.com/INBOX ..."
> which would delete mail that hasn't been imported to lei or
> backed-up by another tool.
>
> Causing data loss in the above scenario would be a nightmare,
> even if it's technically user error.

Oy, indeed.

> There's also cases where someone will want to edit a patch in
> the search results mailbox before applying it (e.g. adding
> Acked-by, fixing whitespace, trivial errors, etc...) and
> it might be good to preserve a copy of the edited message.
>
> (*) possible directions:
>
> 	--import-$FOO=kw-only
> 	--import-$FOO=not-in-git
> 	--import-$FOO  # same as "not-in-git", this should be the default
> 	--import-$FOO=none / --no-import-$FOO

Make sense.  Your suggested "before" seems like a good choice for $FOO.

      reply	other threads:[~2021-03-04  4:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-03 13:48 [PATCH 0/4] lei q: avoiding accidental data loss Eric Wong
2021-03-03 13:48 ` [PATCH 1/4] eml: each_part: document IMAP user of the $all parameter Eric Wong
2021-03-03 13:48 ` [PATCH 2/4] lei_xsearch: add_eml for remote mboxrd, not set_eml Eric Wong
2021-03-03 13:48 ` [PATCH 3/4] lei: use maildir_each_eml in more places Eric Wong
2021-03-03 13:48 ` [PATCH 4/4] lei q: import flags when clobbering/augmenting Maildirs Eric Wong
2021-03-03 22:29   ` RFH: --import-augment naming [was: lei q: import flags when clobbering/augmenting] Eric Wong
2021-03-04  2:39     ` Kyle Meyer
2021-03-04  3:31       ` Eric Wong
2021-03-04  4:10         ` Kyle Meyer [this message]

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