Mutt launchpad bug coloring

أحمد المحمودي aelmahmoudy at
Wed Dec 17 07:02:31 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 12:43:40PM -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Last week pitti gave a talk on setting up bug filters to get more use
> out of launchpad's emails.  I've been following his method for some
> time, using the Mutt email client.
> One of Mutt's features is the ability to colorize bug titles based on
> sender, subject, or even body contents.  I've found this quite handy for
> going through large queues of bug emails and quickly spotting important
> ones.
> Lines look like this:
>   color index default green '~b "Status: .+ .+> Fix Released"'
>               ^       ^       ^  ^-- regular expression
>               |       |       +-- b=body, f=from, s=subject, etc.
>               |       +-- background color
>               +-- foreground (font) color
> Here's an example .muttrc file similar to what I use:
> When using mutt's threaded view, you can quickly spot "patterns", like a
> series of emails ending in one green one usually means that bug got
> fixed, so you can skip over it.  It's also useful in spotting
> replies on bugs you've worked on.
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  I just tried it, it's cool, yet there is a problem if I'm using mutt 
  to access POP/IMAP mailboxes, those coloring rules makes mutt fetch 
  ALL emails' bodies (not just the headers) to implement those color 

 أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy)
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  SySDSoft, Inc.
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