Provided by: tracker_2.3.0-1_amd64 bug


       tracker-search - Search for content by type or across all types


       tracker search [options...] [[expression1] ...]


       tracker  search  searches  all  indexed  content  for  expression.  The  resource in which
       expression matches must exist (see --all for more information). All results  are  returned
       in  ascending  order.  In  all  cases,  if  no  expression  is given for an argument (like
       --folders for example) then ALL items in that category are returned instead.

              One or more terms to search. The default operation is a logical AND.   For  logical
              OR operations, see -r.


       -f, --files
              Search for files of any type matching expression (optional).

       -s, --folders
              Search for folders matching expression (optional).

       -m, --music
              Search for music files matching expression (optional).

              Search for music albums matching expression (optional).

              Search for music artists matching expression (optional).

       -i, --images
              Search for images matching expression (optional).

       -v, --videos
              Search for videos matching expression (optional).

       -t, --documents
              Search for documents matching expression (optional).

       -e, --emails
              Search  for  emails  matching expression (optional). Returns a list of subjects for
              emails found.

       -c, --contacts
              Search for contacts matching expression (optional). Returns a  list  of  names  and
              email addresses found.

              Search  for  software  installed  matching expression (optional). Returns a list of
              desktop files and application titles found.

              Search for software categories matching expression (optional). Returns  a  list  of
              urns and their categories (e.g. Settings, Video, Utility, etc).

              Search  through RSS feed information matching expression (optional). Returns a list
              of those found.

       -b, --bookmarks
              Search through bookmarks matching expression (optional). Returns a list titles  and
              links for each bookmark found.

       -l, --limit=<limit>
              Limit search to limit results. The default is 10 or 512 with --disable-snippets.

       -o, --offset=<offset>
              Offset  the  search  results by offset. For example, start at item number 10 in the
              results. The default is 0.

       -r, --or-operator
              Use OR for search terms instead of AND (the default)

       -d, --detailed
              Show the unique URN associated with each search result.  This  does  not  apply  to
              --music-albums and --music-artists.

       -a, --all
              Show  results  which might not be available. This might bebecause a removable media
              is not mounted for example. Without this option, resources are only shown  if  they
              exist. This option applies to all command line switches except

              Results  are  shown  with  snippets.  Snippets are context around the word that was
              searched for in the first place. This gives some idea of if the resource  found  is
              the  right one. Snippets require Full Text Search to be compile time enabled AND to
              not be  disabled  with  --disable-fts.  Using  --disable-snippets  only  shows  the
              resources which matched, no context is provided about where the match occurred.

              If  Full  Text  Search (FTS) is available, this option allows it to be disabled for
              one off searches. This returns results  slightly  using  particular  properties  to
              match  the  search terms (like "nie:title") instead of looking for the search terms
              amongst ALL properties. It is more limiting to do  this,  but  sometimes  searching
              without FTS can yield better results if the FTS ranking is off.

              This disables any ANSI color use on the command line. By default this is enabled to
              make it easier to see results.


              This option allows you to choose which  backend  you  use  for  connecting  to  the
              database. This choice can limit your functionality. There are three settings.

              With "direct" the connection to the database is made directly to the file itself on
              the disk, there is no intermediary daemon or  process.  The  "direct"  approach  is
              purely read-only.

              With "bus" the tracker-store process is used to liase with the database queuing all
              requests and managing the connections via  an  IPC  /  D-Bus.  This  adds  a  small
              overhead  BUT  this  is  the  only approach you can use if you want to write to the

              With "auto" the backend is  decided  for  you,  much  like  it  would  be  if  this
              environment variable was undefined.


       tracker-store(1), tracker-stats(1), tracker-tag(1), tracker-info(1).