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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
Cc: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: Re: RFH: --import-augment naming [was: lei q: import flags when clobbering/augmenting]
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2021 03:31:22 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YEBUijZ1clqj3joQ@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87pn0fd4m3.fsf@kyleam.com>

Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com> wrote:
> Eric Wong writes:
> 
> > --import-augment is the wrong name for this option,
> > since the import happens even when --augment isn't specified.
> >
> > How about "--import-before" ?
> 
> I don't have a good understanding of the internals, but fwiw that sounds
> fine to me.  Given your description of "[stash] keyword changes" and
> "import flags", --stash-keywords or --import-keywords came to mind, but
> perhaps those aren't quite accurate.

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.

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

  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-04  3:31 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 [this message]
2021-03-04  4:10         ` Kyle Meyer

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