dirvish-locate - locate file versions in dirvish images
dirvish-locate vault[:branch] pattern
Locate versions of files in a dirvish vault
The index of each image specified vault is searched for paths matching
pattern. Each path found matching the pattern will be reported
followed by a modification time of each version of the file and all
images having a link to it.
The optional branch specification will restrict searching to the
Images with an error status will be skipped as will any without index
files. The index file may be compressed by gzip or bzip2. See tree
and index in dirvish.conf(5) for details.
The pattern is a perl regular expression to match the final component
of the path. Append .* to the end of the pattern if you wish to match
any substring of the whole path or $ if you wish to anchor the pattern
to the end of the path. See perlre(1) for details.
Directories are excluded from matching as they would wind up matching
every file within them anyway. Symlinks are also excluded from
If the pattern matches too many paths dirvish-locate will only report
the paths matched and not versions. As a sanity check if the number of
matches is really excessive dirvish-locate will limit the number of
images searched. Excessive matches is an indication of an
insufficiently specific pattern. Use the resulting path list to
compose a more specific one.
To facilitate further automation and integration of dirvish-locate with
other tools dirvish-locate provides rationalised exit codes. The exit
codes are range based. While the code for a specific error may change
from one version to another it will remain within the specified range.
So don’t test for specific exit codes but instead test for a range of
values. To the degree possible higher value ranges indicate more
0 success 200-219 An error was encountered in loading a
An error was detected in the configuration.
255 Incorrect usage.
alternate master configuration file.
master configuration file.
image creation summary.
dirvish index file.