I wanted to be able to press a key in
mutt which would run
offlineimap in the background to get new messages, then ask Mutt to put them on screen. This line goes in my
macro index,pager @ "<enter-command>unset wait_key<enter><shell-escape>offlineimap -o -u quiet &<enter><sync-mailbox>" "Run offlineimap"
It defines a macro which can be run in the index or the pager of
mutt by pressing the
First it stops
mutt from asking the user to
press any key to continue once the shell command is finished.
Next it invokes
offlineimap in the background (
&). Then afterwards it syncs
mutt with its mailboxes (