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quest — 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. Valid flags: auto_multiword_synonyms, auto_synonyms, boolean, boolean_any_case, cjk_ngram, default, lovehate, 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, dlh, dph, ifb2, ineb2, inl2, lm, pl2, pl2+, tfidf, trad

-h, --help

display this help and exit

-v, --version

output version information and exit


January 2017 xapian-core 1.4.3 User Commands