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Xapian command line search tool


quest [Options] 'QUERY'


quest - Xapian command line search tool

NB: QUERY should be quoted to protect it from the shell.


-d,  --db=DIRECTORY

database to search (multiple databases may be specified)

-m,  --msize=MSIZE

maximum number of matches to return

-c,  --check-at-least=HOWMANY

minimum number of matches to check

-s,  --stemmer=LANG

set the stemming language, the default is 'english' (pass 'none' to disable stemming)

-p,  --prefix=PFX:TERMPFX

add a prefix

-b,  --boolean-prefix=PFX:TERMPFX

add a boolean prefix

-f,  --flags=FLAG1[,FLAG2]...

specify QueryParser flags (default: default).  Valid flags: accumulate, auto_multiword_synonyms, auto_synonyms, boolean, boolean_any_case, cjk_ngram, default, lovehate, ngrams, no_positions, partial, phrase, pure_not, spelling_correction, synonym, wildcard

-o,  --default-op=OP

specify QueryParser default operator (default: or).  Valid operators: and, elite_set, max, near, or, phrase, synonym

-w,  --weight=SCHEME

specify weighting scheme to use (default: bm25).  Valid schemes: bb2, bm25, bm25+, bool, coord, dlh, dph, ifb2, ineb2, inl2, lm, pl2, pl2+, tfidf, trad

-F,  --freqs

show query term frequencies

-h,  --help

display this help and exit

-v,  --version

output version information and exit


July 2023 xapian-core 1.4.23