In the first form, the
recoll command will start the graphical user interface for querying the
On the first run,
recoll will create the user configuration which can be customized
before starting the first indexation.
-c option specifies the configuration directory name, overriding the
default or $RECOLL_CONFDIR.
-q option can be used to specify an initial query on the command line. This
query will be interpreted by default as a query language string.
-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. If
-l is specified, the query string will be interpreted as a
query language simple search query.
-t is specified, the Graphical User Interface will not be started, and results
will be printed to the standard output. Additional options understood by
recollq command may be specified in this case. These can control the output format
and the maximum number of results to be printed.
Please refer to online help for a full description.
In the second form, the
recoll command can be used to start a native viewer for a document indexed by
Recoll. It will understand a final URL fragment (separated by a #
character) to indicate an
ipath , the specifier for the part of the Recoll document access path which is is
internal to a container such as a mbox folder or a zip archive, and will,
if needed, create a temporary file to let a normal system utility display
The second form is mostly used for opening embedded documents from the
Ubuntu Unity Recoll lens.