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       recollq - command line / standard output Recoll query command.


       recollq  [  -c  <configdir>  ]  [  -o  | -f | -a ] [ -b ] [ -d ] [ -A ] [ -e ] [ -m ] [ -n
       <[first-]cnt> ] [ -Q ] [ -s <stemming language> ] [ -S <fldname> ] [ -D ] [ -i <additional
       index directory> ] [ -F <quoted space separated field name list> ] <query string>

       recollq -P


       The  recollq command will execute the Recoll query specified on the command line and print
       the results to the standard output. It is primarily designed for  diagnostics,  or  piping
       the  data  to  some  other  program. The basic format and its variations can be useful for
       command line querying. The -F option should exclusively be used for using the output  data
       in  another  program,  as  it  is  the only one for which output is guaranteed to be fully

       The -c option specifies the  configuration  directory  name,  overriding  the  default  or

       The  query  string is built by concatenating all arguments found at the end of the command
       line (after the options). It will be interpreted by default as a  query  language  string.
       Quoting  should  be  used  as needed to escape characters that might be interpreted by the
       shell (ie: wildcards).  -a is specified, the query string will be interpreted  as  an  all
       words  simple search query. If -o is specified, the query string will be interpreted as an
       any word simple search query. If -f is specified, the query string will be interpreted  as
       a file name simple search query.

       -b (basic) can be specified to only print the result urls in the output stream.

       If -d is set, the text for the result files contents will be dumped to stdout.

       If -m is set, the whole metadata array will be dumped for each document.

       If -A is set, the document abstracts will be printed.

       -S  <fieldname>  sorts the results according to the specified field. Use -D for descending

       -n <cnt> can be used to set the maximum number of results  that  should  be  printed.  The
       default is 2000. Use a value of 0 for no limit.

       -s  <language>  selects  the  word  stemming  language. The value should match an existing
       stemming database (as set in the configuration or added with recollindex -s).

       -i <extra dbdir> adds the specified Xapian index to the set used for  the  query.  Can  be
       specified multiple times.

       -F  <space  separated  field  list> (one argument, e.g. "author title") should be used for
       piping the data to another program. After 2 initial lines showing the actual query and the
       estimated  result  counts, it will print one line for each result document. Each line will
       have exactly the fields requested on the command line. Fields are encoded  in  base64  and
       separated  by  one  space  character.  Empty  fields  are  indicated  by consecutive space
       characters. There is one additional space character at the end of each line.

       recollq -P (Period) will print the minimum and maximum modification years for documents in
       the index.


       recollindex(1) recollq(1) recoll.conf(5)

                                         13 November 2007                              RECOLLQ(1)