igrep(1) search images for matching metadata


igrep [options] pattern files...


The igrep utility is invoked as follows:

igrep [options] pattern filename...

Where pattern is a POSIX.2 regular expression (just like the Unix/Linux grep(1) command), and filename (and any following names) specify images or directories that should be searched. An image file will "match" if any of its metadata contains values contain substring that are recognized regular expression. The image files may be of any format recognized by OpenImageIO (i.e., for which ImageInput plugins are available).


$ igrep Jack *.jpg
bar.jpg: Keywords = Carly; Jack
foo.jpg: Keywords = Jack
test7.jpg: ImageDescription = Jack on vacation

For a complete description, see /usr/share/doc/openimageio-doc/openimageio.pdf.gz.


Print help message
Ignore upper/lower case distinctions
Invert match (select non-matching files)
Pattern is an extended regular expression
Match against file name as well as metadata
List the matching files (no detail)
Recurse into directories
Print directories (when recursive)
Search all subimages of each file


OpenImageIO was written by Larry Gritz and the other authors and contributors.

This manual page was written by IRIE Shinsuke <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).