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       mdfind - search files matching a query in GWMetadata's database


       mdfind [options] query


       This manual page documents briefly the mdfind command.

       mdfind  is a tool to search for files matching a given query.  It is part of GWMetadata, a
       desktop search and indexing system for GNUstep.


       -onlyin 'directory'
              limits the search to “directory”

       -s     reports also the score for each found path

       -c     reports only the count of each found path

       -a [attribute]
              if “attribute” is supplied, prints the attribute description, otherwise prints  the
              attributes list

       -h     prints a help message and exits

       The  query  has  the  format:  attribute  operator  value, where “attribute” is one of the
       attributes used by  the  mdextractor(1)  tool  when  indexing  (type  mdfind  -a  for  the
       attributes list), and “operator” is one of the following:

                     ==     equal

                     !=     not equal

                     <      less than (only for numeric values and dates)

                     <=     less than or equal (only for numeric values and dates)

                     >      greater than (only for numeric values and dates)

                     >=     greather than or equal (only for numeric values and dates)

       Value comparison modifiers for string values:
              Appending  the  ‘c’  character  to the search value ("value"c) makes the query case
              The ‘*’ wildcard can be used to match substrings anywhere in the search value.

       Combining queries:
              Queries can be combined using the ‘&&’ for AND, ‘||’  for  OR  and  parentheses  to
              define nesting criteria.


       MDFinder(1), GWorkspace(1), GNUstep(7)


       mdfind and GWMetadata were written by Enrico Sersale.

       This  manual  page  was added by Yavor Doganov <> for the Debian distribution
       because the original program does not have one.


       Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in  any
       medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.

                                          June 19, 2014                                 mdfind(1)