Baloo

Searching For Files

Baloo provides a convenient tool called baloosearch which can be used to perform searches. Additionally Baloo is also integrated in popular applications such as KRunner and Dolphin.

Example:

$ baloosearch coldplay
/home/user/Music/Coldplay - Ghost Stories
/home/user/Music/Coldplay - Ghost Stories/01. Always In My Head.mp3
/home/user/Music/Coldplay - Ghost Stories/06. Another's Arms.mp3
/home/user/Music/Coldplay - Ghost Stories/03. Ink.mp3

Advanced Searches

Baloo offers a rich syntax for searching through your files. Certain attributes of a file can be searched through.

For example 'type' can be used to filter for files based on their general type

type:Audio or type:Document

Currently the following types are supported:

  • Archive
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Image
  • Document
  • Spreadsheet
  • Presentation
  • Text

These expressions can be combined using AND or OR and additional parenthesis.

The full list of properties which can be searched is listed below. They are grouped by file types.

All Files

  • filename
  • modified
  • mimetype
  • tags
  • rating
  • userComment

Audio

  • BitRate
  • Channels
  • Duration
  • Genre
  • SampleRate
  • TrackNumber
  • ReleaseYear
  • Comment
  • Artist
  • Album
  • AlbumArtist
  • Composer
  • Lyricist

Documents

  • Author
  • Title
  • Subject
  • Generator
  • PageCount
  • WordCount
  • LineCount
  • Language
  • Copyright
  • Publisher
  • CreationDate
  • Keywords

Media

  • Width
  • Height
  • AspectRatio
  • FrameRate

Images

  • ImageMake
  • ImageModel
  • ImageDateTime
  • ImageOrientation
  • PhotoFlash
  • PhotoPixelXDimension
  • PhotoPixelYDimension
  • PhotoDateTimeOriginal
  • PhotoFocalLength
  • PhotoFocalLengthIn35mmFilm
  • PhotoExposureTime
  • PhotoFNumber
  • PhotoApertureValue
  • PhotoExposureBiasValue
  • PhotoWhiteBalance
  • PhotoMeteringMode
  • PhotoISOSpeedRatings
  • PhotoSaturation
  • PhotoSharpness
  • PhotoGpsLatitude
  • PhotoGpsLongitude
  • PhotoGpsAltitude
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