~rjarry/aerc#156: 
Be able to move emails in between accounts

A feature which lets users move mail (using :mv: maybe with a parameter) to another Account's folder.

This should be rather easy to implement using code from the feature of mbox imports and exports.

And if also possible be able to configure a specific account for archives.

Status
RESOLVED IMPLEMENTED
Submitter
~julianmarcos
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No-one
Submitted
1 year, 20 days ago
Updated
2 months ago
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feature

~mcepl 7 months ago*

I think the biggest problem is not the implementation itself (really, how difficult it could be? <create-temporary-file/memory-space>,<export-message>,<switch-to-other-account>,<import-message>,<switch-back>,<delete-message>,<delete-temporary-file/memory-space>), but to agree on the user interface of such command (or rather on modifications of mv command).

I see two possible ways:

  1. mv grows new option -a meaning the target account, so while in the “FLOSS” account, I could run command mv -a Home Junk to move the message to the Junk folder in the Home account. Seems like the simplest solution of this problem, but seems quite hackish.

  2. Whole <target> from mv <target> needs to be redefined to include (optionally) the account name. E.g., something like mv #Home/Junk (instead of # use any other character which cannot be legitimately part of the account name). Probably more complicated, but seems like closer to The Right Thing™ to me. Of course, this would also mean that the account concept could be used with other commands (e.g., archive).

jmjl 7 months ago · edit

On Mon Aug 28, 2023 at 1:42 PM CEST, ~mcepl wrote:

  1. mv grows new option -a meaning the target account, so while in the “FLOSS” account, I could run command mv -a Home Junk to move the message to the Junk folder in the Home account. Seems like the simplest solution of this problem, but seems quite hackish. I guess this would be the easiest.
  1. Whole <target> from mv <target> needs to be redefined to include (optionally) the account name. E.g., something like mv #Home/Junk (instead of # use any other character which cannot be legitimately part of the account name). Probably more complicated, but seems like closer to The Right Thing™ to me. Yeah, this would mean limiting the possible account name characters, which may or may not be a breaking change. But I guess you could escape the characters, but I guess we could see which characters couldn't be legitimely part of the folder name, because of that I think 1 would be simpler.

~julianmarcos 7 months ago

Ops, it didn't stop quoting the data properly.

~julianmarcos 7 months ago

On Mon Aug 28, 2023 at 1:42 PM CEST, ~mcepl wrote:

  1. mv grows new option -a meaning the target account, so while in the “FLOSS” account, I could run command mv -a Home Junk to move the message to the Junk folder in the Home account. Seems like the simplest solution of this problem, but seems quite hackish.

I guess this would be the easiest.

  1. Whole from mv needs to be redefined to include (optionally) the account name. E.g., something like mv #Home/Junk (instead of # use any other character which cannot be legitimately part of the account name). Probably more complicated, but seems like closer to The Right Thing™ to me.

Yeah, this would mean limiting the possible account name characters, which may or may not be a breaking change. But I guess you could escape the characters, but I guess we could see which characters couldn't be legitimely part of the folder name, because of that I think 1 would be simpler.

~mcepl 7 months ago

On Mon Aug 28, 2023 at 2:16 PM CEST, ~julianmarcos wrote:

  1. mv grows new option -a meaning the target account, so while in the “FLOSS” account, I could run command mv -a Home Junk to move the message to the Junk folder in the Home account. Seems like the simplest solution of this problem, but seems quite hackish.

I guess this would be the easiest.

How does the completion work? Is it possible that in the moment -a NAMEOFACCOUNT is added on the command line, aerc would complete from the target account not from the current one?

Best,

#Matěj

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~julianmarcos 7 months ago

Correct, when you start typing :mv -a it'll list all accounts, and when you complete one of them or when you write the entire name, it would automatically start completing folder names for that account.

~mcepl 2 months ago

This has been probably fixed, wasn’t it?

~rjarry REPORTED IMPLEMENTED 2 months ago

That's correct.

~rjarry 2 months ago

Johannes Thyssen Tishman referenced this ticket in commit 40c25caafd58

Johannes Thyssen Tishman referenced this ticket in commit e4eab644b0ee

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