RECOLLQ(1)                  General Commands Manual                 RECOLLQ(1)

       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 parseable.

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

       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

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

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

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

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

       -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)