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tracker-search − Search all content for keywords


tracker-search [OPTION...] EXPRESSION [EXPRESSION...]


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.


−?, −−help

Give a short help message.

−l, −−limit=N

Limit search to N results. The default is 512.

−o, −−offset=N

Offset the search results by N. 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 −−music-albums and −−music-artists.

−f, −−files=EXPRESSION

Search for files of any type matching EXPRESSION (optional).

−e, −−folders=EXPRESSION

Search for folders matching EXPRESSION (optional).

−m, −−music=EXPRESSION

Search for music files matching EXPRESSION (optional).


Search for music albums matching ALBUM (optional).


Search for music artists matching ARTIST (optional).

−l, −−images=EXPRESSION

Search for images matching EXPRESSION (optional).

−v, −−videos=EXPRESSION

Search for videos matching EXPRESSION (optional).

−t, −−documents=EXPRESSION

Search for documents matching EXPRESSION (optional).

−e, −−emails=EXPRESSION

Search for emails matching EXPRESSION (optional). Returns a list of subjects for emails found.

−c, −−contacts=EXPRESSION

Search for contacts matching EXPRESSION (optional). Returns a list of names and email addresses found.

−V, −−version

Print version.


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


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