Assisted Complex Search (A.K.A. "Advanced Search")

The advanced search dialog helps you build more complex queries without memorizing the search language constructs. It can be opened through the Tools menu or through the main toolbar.

Recoll keeps a history of searches. See Advanced search history.

The dialog has two tabs:

  1. The first tab lets you specify terms to search for, and permits specifying multiple clauses which are combined to build the search.

  2. The second tab allows filtering the results according to file size, date of modification, MIME type, or location.

Click on the Start Search button in the advanced search dialog, or type Enter in any text field to start the search. The button in the main window always performs a simple search.

Click on the Show query details link at the top of the result page to see the query expansion.