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From: Wenlong Dai <>
To: David Bremner <>
Subject: Re: Search Case Sensitivity
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:56:24 +1100
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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I later realised my statement was wrong. I did not test all search terms.
I was only testing the folder: search term.

It seems folder: search is always case-sensitive and it doesn't allow wild
So if I want to find messages in a specific folder, I'll have to spell the
folder name case-sensitively,
and I'll have to either remember the full path or use regex. Is this
understanding correct?
If it is, then I would say it's a bit unexpected and odd.

On Wed, 18 Nov 2020 at 22:28, David Bremner <> wrote:

> Wenlong Dai <> writes:
> > Based on my usage and testing, it seems to me that all notmuch searches
> are
> > case-sensitive.
> > Is this true?
> > Is there a way to do case-insensitive search?
> Most searches (other than boolean prefixes and regex searches) are in
> fact case insensitive. The definition of case is English-centric. Can
> you give an example of a search that is case-sensitive that you are
> expecting to be case insensitive?
> d

Kind Regards,
Wenlong Dai

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-18 20:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-18 11:02 Wenlong Dai
2020-11-18 11:28 ` David Bremner
2020-11-18 20:56   ` Wenlong Dai [this message]
2020-11-18 22:53     ` David Bremner

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