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tracker-info (1)


tracker-info - Retrieve all information available for a certain file.


tracker info [options...] <file1> [[file2] ...]


tracker-info(1)                  User Commands                 tracker-info(1)

       tracker-info - Retrieve all information available for a certain file.

       tracker info [options...] <file1> [[file2] ...]

       tracker  info  asks  for all the known metadata available for the given

       Multiple file arguments can be provided to retrieve  information  about
       multiple files.

       The file argument can be either a local path or a URI. It also does not
       have to be an absolute path.

       -f, --full-namespaces
              By default, all keys and values reported about  any  given  file
              are  returned in shortened form, for example, nie:title is shown
              instead        of         http://www.semanticdesktop.org/ontolo-
              gies/2007/01/19/nie#title.  This makes things much easier to see
              generally and the output is less cluttered. This option reverses
              that so FULL namespaces are shown instead.

       -c, --plain-text-content
              If  the  resource being displayed has nie:PlainTextContent (i.e.
              information about the content of the resource,  which  could  be
              the  contents  of a file on the disk), then this option displays
              that in the output.

       -i, --resource-is-iri
              In most cases, the file argument supplied points  to  a  URL  or
              PATH  which  is queried for according to the resource associated
              with it by nie:url. However, in cases where the  file  specified
              turns out to be the actual URN itself, this argument is required
              to tell "tracker info" not to do the extra step  of  looking  up
              the URN related by nie:url.

              For  example,  consider  that  you  store URNs by the actual URL
              itself and use the unique nie:url in another resource (which  is
              quite reasonable when using containers and multi-resource condi-
              tions), you would need this argument to tell "tracker info" that
              the file supplied is actually a URN not URL.

       -t, --turtle
              Output  results  as  Turtle RDF. If -f is enabled, full URIs are
              shown for subjects, predicates and objects; otherwise, shortened
              URIs  are  used,  and  all  the prefixes Tracker knows about are
              printed at the top of the output.

              This option allows you to choose which backend you use for  con-
              necting  to the database. This choice can limit your functional-
              ity. There are three settings.

              With "direct" the connection to the database is made directly to
              the  file itself on the disk, there is no intermediary daemon or
              process. The "direct" approach is purely read-only.

              With "bus" the tracker-store process is used to liase  with  the
              database  queuing  all requests and managing the connections via
              an IPC / D-Bus. This adds a small overhead BUT this is the  only
              approach you can use if you want to write to the database.

              With  "auto"  the backend is decided for you, much like it would
              be if this environment variable was undefined.

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |        ATTRIBUTE VALUE         |
       |Availability   | library/desktop/search/tracker |
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile          |

       tracker-store(1), tracker-sparql(1).



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GNU                                Oct 2008                    tracker-info(1)