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       gnunet-search  -  a  command  line  interface  to search for content on


       gnunet-search [OPTIONS] [+]KEYWORD [[+]KEYWORD]*

       gnunet-search [OPTIONS] [+]URI


       Search  for  content  on  GNUnet.  The  keywords  are   case-sensitive.
       gnunet-search  can be used both for a search in the global namespace as
       well as for searching a private subspace.

       -a LEVEL, --anonymity=LEVEL
              The -a option  can  be  used  to  specify  additional  anonymity
              constraints.   If set to 0, GNUnet will try to download the file
              as  fast  as  possible  without  any  additional  slowdown   for
              anonymous  routing.  Note that you may still have some amount of
              anonymity depending on the current network load and the power of
              the  adversary.  Use at least 1 to force GNUnet to use anonymous

              This option can be used to limit requests further than that.  In
              particular,  you  can require GNUnet to have a certain amount of
              cover traffic from other peers before sending your queries. This
              way, you can gain very high levels of anonymity - at the expense
              of much more traffic and much higher latency. So set this option
              to values beyond 1 only if you really believe you need it.

              The  definition  of  ANONYMITY-RECEIVE  is the following: If the
              value v is  0,  anonymous  routing  is  not  required.   For  1,
              anonymous  routing  is  required, but there is no lower bound on
              how much cover traffic must be present.  For values >  1  and  <
              1000,  it  means  that if GNUnet routes n bytes of messages from
              foreign peers, it may originate n/v bytes of queries in the same
              time-period.  The  time-period  is  twice the average delay that
              GNUnet deferrs forwarded queries. If the value v is >= 1000,  it
              means  that if GNUnet routes n bytes of QUERIES from at least (v
              % 1000) peers, it may originate n/v/1000 bytes of queries in the
              same time-period.

              The  default  is 1 and this should be fine for most users.  Also
              notice that if you choose values above  1000,  you  may  end  up
              having  no  throughput at all, especially if many of your fellow
              GNUnet-peers do the same.

       -c FILENAME, --config=FILENAME
              use config file (defaults: ~/.gnunet/gnunet.conf)

       -h, --help
              print help page

       -H HOSTNAME, --host=HOSTNAME
              on which host is gnunetd running (default: localhost).  You  can
              also specify a port using the syntax HOSTNAME:PORT.  The default
              port is 2087.

       -L LOGLEVEL, --loglevel=LOGLEVEL
              Change the loglevel.  Possible values for LOGLEVEL are  NOTHING,
              FATAL,  ERROR,  WARNING,  INFO,  STATUS  and  DEBUG.   Note that
              options in the configuration  file  take  precedence  over  this
              option (the argument will be ignored in that case).

       -o PREFIX, --output=PREFIX
              Writes the encountered (unencrypted) RBlocks or SBlocks to files
              with name PREFIX.XXX, where XXX is a number. This is  useful  to
              keep search results around.

       -v, --version
              print the version number


       As  most  GNUnet  command-line  tools,  gnunet-search  supports passing
       arguments using environment variables.  This can improve  your  privacy
       since  otherwise the search terms will likely be visible to other local
       users.  Setting "GNUNET_ARGS" will cause the respective  string  to  be
       appended to the actual command-line and to be processed the same way as
       arguments given directly at the command line.

       You can run gnunet-search with an URI instead of a  keyword.   The  URI
       can  have  the  format  for a namespace search or for a keyword search.
       For      a      namespace       search,       the       format       is
       gnunet://ecrs/sks/NAMESPACE/IDENTIFIER.   For  a  keyword  search,  use
       gnunet://ecrs/ksk/KEYWORD[+KEYWORD]*.    If   the   format   does   not
       correspond  to  a  GNUnet  URI,  GNUnet  will automatically assume that
       keywords are supplied directly.

       If multiple keywords are passed, gnunet-search will  look  for  content
       matching  any  of  the  keywords.   The  prefix  "+"  makes  a  keyword

       $ gnunet-search "Das Kapital"

       searches for content matching the keyword "Das Kapital".  Whereas

       $ gnunet-search +Das +Kapital

       Searches  for  content  matching  both  mandatory  keywords  "Das"  and

       Search results are printed by gnunet-search like this:

            gnunet-download -o "COPYING" gnunet://ecrs/chk/HASH1.HASH2.SIZE

                 Description: The GNU Public License

                 Mime-type: text/plain

       The  first  line contains the command to run to download the file.  The
       suggested filename in the example is COPYING.  The GNUnet URI  consists
       of the key and query hash of the file and finally the size of the file.
       After the command to download the  file  GNUnet  will  print  meta-data
       about the file as advertised in the search result, here "The GNU Public
       License" and the mime-type (see the options for gnunet-insert on how to
       supply meta-data by hand).


              GNUnet  configuration  file; specifies the default value for the


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       gnunet-gtk(1),           gnunet-insert(1),          gnunet-download(1),
       gnunet-pseudonym(1), gnunet.conf(5), gnunetd(1)