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tracker-tag (1)


tracker-tag - Add, remove and list tags.


tracker tag FILE1 [FILE2 ...] [-l <limit>] [-o <offset>] [-r]
tracker tag -t [[TAG1] [TAG2] ...] [-s] [-r]
tracker tag -a <TAG> [-e <description>]
tracker tag -d <TAG>


tracker-tag(1)                   User Commands                  tracker-tag(1)

       tracker-tag - Add, remove and list tags.

       tracker tag FILE1 [FILE2 ...] [-l <limit>] [-o <offset>] [-r]
       tracker tag -t [[TAG1] [TAG2] ...] [-s] [-r]
       tracker tag -a <TAG> [-e <description>]
       tracker tag -d <TAG>

       List  tags  for  local  files  or by the tag labels themselves if -t is

       It's also possible to manage tags with the -a and and -d options.

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

       -t, --list
              List  all  tags.  Results include the number of files associated
              with that tag and the tag's unique identifier. You can show  the
              files associated with each tag by using --show-files.

              The TAG arguments are optional. If no TAG argument is specified,
              all tags are listed. If one  or  more  TAGs  are  given,  either
              matching  tags are listed (OR condition). For example, this will
              match any tags named either foo, bar or baz:

              $ tracker-tag -t foo bar baz

       -s, --show-files
              Show the files associated with each tag.  This  option  is  ONLY
              available WITH the --list option.

       -a, --add=TAG
              Add a tag with the name TAG. If no FILE arguments are specified,
              the tag is simply created (if it  didn'talready  exist)  and  no
              files  are  associated  with  it. Multiple FILE arguments can be

       -d, --delete=TAG
              Delete a tag with the name TAG. If no FILE arguments are  speci-
              fied,  the  tag  is deleted for ALL files. If FILE arguments are
              specified, only those files have the TAG deleted.

       -e, --description=STRING
              This option  ONLY  applies  when  using  --add  and  provides  a
              description to go with the tag label according to STRING.

       -l, --limit=N
              Limit search to N results. The default is 512.

       -o, --offset=N
              Offset  the search results by N. For example, start at item num-
              ber 10 in the results. The default is 0.

       -r, --and-operator
              Use AND operator for search terms instead of OR  (the  default).
              For example:

              $ tracker-tag -s -t sliff sloff

              Should  show  files in the database that have both the sliff and
              sloff tags.

              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),   tracker-search(1),    tracker-

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GNU                                July 2009                    tracker-tag(1)