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rga: Change which adapters to use (e.g. ffmpeg, pandoc, poppler etc.).
$ rga --rga-adapters=${adapter1,adapter2} ${regular_expression}
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The given command is using the "rga" tool with the "--rga-adapters" flag and "regular expression" parameter.


  • "rga" stands for "ripgrep-all," which is a command-line tool used for searching text in various file formats, such as PDFs, Office documents, archives, etc.
  • "--rga-adapters" is an option to specify the file adapters that should be used by "rga" to extract text from different file formats. Adapters are plugins or libraries that enable "rga" to read and search the content of specific file types. In this command, "${adapter1,adapter2}" represents the list of adapters to be used. These adapters could be for different file formats like PDF, DOCX, XLSX, etc.
  • "${regular_expression}" is a placeholder for the regular expression pattern you want to search within the given files. Regular expressions (regex) are powerful patterns used to match and manipulate text strings.

So, when executing the command, "rga" will use the specified adapters (${adapter1,adapter2}) to extract the text content of the supported file types. It will then search for the provided regular expression pattern within the extracted text data. The results of the search will be displayed in the command-line output.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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