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NAME

       notmuch-reply - constructs a reply template for a set of messages

SYNOPSIS

       notmuch reply [option ...] <search-term> ...

DESCRIPTION

       Constructs a reply template for a set of messages.

       To  make  replying  to  email  easier, notmuch reply takes an existing set of messages and
       constructs a suitable mail template. Its To: address is  set  according  to  the  original
       email  in  this  way:  if  the  Reply-to: header is present and different from any To:/Cc:
       address it is used, otherwise From: header is used. Unless --reply-to=sender is specified,
       values  from  the  To:  and  Cc:  headers are copied, but not including any of the current
       user's  email  addresses  (as  configured  in   primary_mail   or   other_email   in   the
       .notmuch-config file) in the recipient list.

       It  also  builds  a  suitable  new  subject,  including  Re:  at the front (if not already
       present), and adding the message IDs of the messages being replied to  to  the  References
       list and setting the In-Reply-To: field correctly.

       Finally,  the  original contents of the emails are quoted by prefixing each line with '> '
       and included in the body.

       The resulting message template is output to stdout.

       Supported options for reply include

       --format=(default|json|sexp|headers-only)

              default
                     Includes subject and quoted message body as an RFC 2822 message.

              json   Produces JSON output containing headers for a reply message and the contents
                     of  the  original  message.  This output can be used by a client to create a
                     reply message intelligently.

              sexp   Produces S-Expression output containing headers for a reply message and  the
                     contents  of  the  original  message. This output can be used by a client to
                     create a reply message intelligently.

              headers-only
                     Only produces In-Reply-To, References, To, Cc, and Bcc headers.

       --format-version=N
              Use the specified structured output format version. This is intended  for  programs
              that invoke notmuch(1) internally. If omitted, the latest supported version will be
              used.

       --reply-to=(all|sender)

              all (default)
                     Replies to all addresses.

              sender Replies only to the sender. If replying to user's own message (Reply-to:  or
                     From: header is one of the user's configured email addresses), try To:, Cc:,
                     and Bcc: headers in this order, and copy values from the first that contains
                     something other than only the user's addresses.

       --decrypt=(false|auto|true)
          If  true,  decrypt  any  MIME  encrypted  parts  found  in  the selected content (i.e.,
          "multipart/encrypted" parts). Status of the decryption will be reported (currently only
          supported  with  --format=json  and  --format=sexp),  and  on successful decryption the
          multipart/encrypted part will be replaced by the decrypted content.

          If auto, and a session key is already known for the message, then it will be decrypted,
          but notmuch will not try to access the user's secret keys.

          Use false to avoid even automatic decryption.

          Non-automatic  decryption  expects  a  functioning  gpg-agent(1)  to provide any needed
          credentials. Without one, the decryption will likely fail.

          Default: auto

       See notmuch-search-terms(7) for details of the supported syntax for <search-terms>.

       Note: It is most common to use notmuch reply  with  a  search  string  matching  a  single
       message,  (such  as id:<message-id>), but it can be useful to reply to several messages at
       once. For example, when a series of patches are sent in a single thread, replying  to  the
       entire  thread  allows  for  the reply to comment on issues found in multiple patches. The
       default format  supports  replying  to  multiple  messages  at  once,  but  the  JSON  and
       S-Expression formats do not.

EXIT STATUS

       This command supports the following special exit status codes

       20     The requested format version is too old.

       21     The requested format version is too new.

SEE ALSO

       notmuch(1),   notmuch-config(1),   notmuch-count(1),   notmuch-dump(1),  notmuch-hooks(5),
       notmuch-insert(1),      notmuch-new(1),       notmuch-restore(1),       notmuch-search(1),
       notmuch-search-terms(7), notmuch-show(1), notmuch-tag(1)

AUTHOR

       Carl Worth and many others

COPYRIGHT

       2009-2019, Carl Worth and many others