Addressbook manager and vim script compatible with notmuch
Python Vim script
Latest commit 390d37a Mar 17, 2016 @guyzmo Fixing issue #31: adding __init__ in pythonx folder
Signed-off-by: Bernard `Guyzmo` Pratz <guyzmo+github@m0g.net>

README.md

Notmuch Addressbook manager for vim

DEPENDENCES

  • notmuch with python bindings

INSTALL

  • Standalone install

if you do not want to use the vim script file, you can install the module as follows:

python setup.py install

or using:

pip install notmuch_abook
  • Vimscript install

Use vundle to install this script, add to your vimrc:

Bundle "guyzmo/notmuch-abook"

for convenience, you can create a symlink to your bin directory:

ln -s $HOME/.vim/bundle/notmuch-abook/pythonx/notmuch_abook.py ~/bin/notmuch-abook

CONFIGURATION

Open notmuch configuration file (usually $HOME/.notmuch-config) and add:

[addressbook]
path=/home/USER/.notmuch-abook.db
backend=sqlite3

where USER is your username (or at any other place).

The default notmuch query string is:

NOT tag:junk AND NOT folder:drafts AND NOT tag:deleted

If you prefer something else, you can specify it in notmuch configuration file:

[addressbook]
path=/home/USER/.notmuch-abook.db
backend=sqlite3
query=folder:Inbox OR folder:Sent

If you use a non-default notmuch configuration file, you should set the NOTMUCH_CONFIG environment variable (see notmuch man page). This can even be done inside the vimrc file, with:

let $NOTMUCH_CONFIG = expand("~/.notmuch-config-custom")

In your favorite mail filter program, add a rule such as (for procmail), so all new mail will be parsed:

:0 Wh
| python $HOME/.vim/bundle/notmuch-abook/pythonx/notmuch_abook.py update

If you can't use procmail (eg if you are using offlineimap) then you could put the following few lines at the start of the post-new hook (before you remove the new tag). Also note this is shell syntax, so you'll have to adapt if your hook is in another language.

# first update notmuch-abook
for file in $(notmuch search --output=files tag:new) ; do
    cat "$file" | $HOME/bin/notmuch-abook update
done

USAGE

For the first time, you shall launch the script as follows to create the addresses database (it takes ~20 seconds for 10000 mails):

python $HOME/.vim/bundle/notmuch-abook/pythonx/notmuch_abook.py create

and then, to lookup an address, either you use the vimscript to complete (<c-x><c-u>) the name in a header field, or you can call it from commandline:

python $HOME/.vim/bundle/notmuch-abook/pythonx/notmuch_abook.py lookup Guyz

the script will match any word beginning with the pattern in the name and address parts of the entry.

CONTRIBUTORS

LICENSE

(c)2013, Bernard Guyzmo Pratz, guyzmo at m0g dot net

Even though it is a WTFPL license, if you do improve that code, it's great, but if you don't tell me about that, you're just a moron. And if you like that code, you have the right to buy me a beer, thank me, or flattr/gittip me.

DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, December 2004

Copyright (C) 2004 Sam Hocevar <sam@hocevar.net>

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim or modified
copies of this license document, and changing it is allowed as long
as the name is changed.

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