mbug: download bugs mailboxes

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See readme at https://gitlab.com/iu-guest/mbug

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Versions [RSS] [faq] 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2
Dependencies base (>=4.9 && <5), bytestring (==0.10.*), directory (==1.3.*), extra (>=1.5 && <1.7), formatting (>=6.0 && <6.4), http-client (==0.5.*), http-client-tls (==0.3.*), mbug, mtl, optparse-applicative (>=0.13 && <0.15), process (>=1.4 && <1.7), scalpel-core (==0.5.*), tagsoup (==0.14.*), text (==1.2.*), time (>=1.6 && <1.9), xdg-basedir (==0.2.*) [details]
License GPL-3.0-only
Copyright 2018 Dmitry Bogatov
Author Dmitry Bogatov
Maintainer KAction@gnu.org
Category Debian
Home page https://gitlab.com/iu-guest/mbug
Uploaded by DmitryBogatov at 2019-01-09T12:02:04Z
Distributions NixOS:1.3.2
Executables mbug
Downloads 2512 total (10 in the last 30 days)
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Last success reported on 2019-01-09 [all 1 reports]


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This program makes working with old Debian bugs much more pleasant. Sometimes I want to have personal bug-squashing party, so you open [https://bugs.debian.org/kaction@gnu.org] in web-browser, and get nice list of bugs that require my attention.

Browsing is great, but when I want to do something with those bugs -- close, add tags, discuss, I have to copy bug number, launch mail client in another terminal and compose email to [mailto:nnn@bugs.debian.org].

Should I need to quote some previous message, more distracting actions are to be done -- download whole bug as mbox, incorporate that mbox into my mail system (I prefer MH), and only after that real work could start.

DebBugs has also email interface -- you can request sending to you bugs you want, but reply is also optimized for reading, not for manipulating. Honestly, it looks like corresponding web page, filtered by lynx.


mbug [--into <folder>] <query>

It will download mbox of every bug, listed at https://bugs.debian.org/<query> and create +<folder> MH folder. In that folder subfolder for every bug is created. By default, <folder> is debbugs.

Folder +<folder> is volatile, every new invocation of mbox will overwrite its previous content. This way you can focus on bugs you are interested in right now.