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[Bug 1001854] mutt sidebar no longer shows number of new messages
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  • Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:06:18 +0000
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--- Comment #4 from Dr. Werner Fink <werner@xxxxxxxx> ---
(In reply to Stefan Dirsch from comment #3)
Werner, I'm facing the same problem, but without ever having used the

For switching mailing list folders I'm typing <c><?>. Then I can select from
a list of mailing list folders. With the previous mutt version from Leap
42.2 I saw the number of new messages in front of each folder. Now I only
see a 'N' if there are new messages. No idea how to reconfigure that. :-(
Any ideas?

In mutt type F1 ... then type -i and then search for


with this I see sections Sidebar Format String


3.375. status_format
3.78. folder_format
29.3.3. Format String for the NotMuch Browser

mostly with

%m number of messages in the mailbox *
%n number of unread messages in the mailbox *
%N N if mailbox has new mail, blank otherwise

Interesting that sidebar use something like

Format Notes Description
%B Name of the mailbox
%S * /- Size of mailbox (total number of messages)
%F * /- Number of Flagged messages in the mailbox
%N * /- Number of New messages in the mailbox
%n * If there's new mail, display "N", otherwise nothing
%! "!": one flagged message; "!!": two flagged messages; "n!": n

which is the opposite of the other formats ;)

In meanwhile sidebar is in upstream mutt now (1.8.3)

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