Flags

Directory

-d /path/to/dir/

Choose directory to scan. For example:

dfg -d /mnt/usb/pictures/

For documentation consistency, I always put the path flag at the end of the command, but this is not necessary.

Skip

-s

Skip any messages after executing application. Useful for scripting. Will skip confirmation message to create new database file

dfg -s -d /mnt/usb/pictures/

Skip info messages

-e

Only shows errors such as failed hashes and missing files. Does not show any info prompts during the scan.

Note: will also not show a line for new files.

Logging

-l

Add the l flag to output to a log file. Your terminal will no longer show verbose. More on the log file.

-log

Specify the location of the log file. Log entries append to previous log lines (log files do not overwrite).

Example:

dfg -l -log /var/log/pictures.log -d /mnt/usb/pictures/

Database file location

-db

You can specify your own db location with name of the database file. To do this, use the -db flag, example:

dfg -db /path/to/db.sql -d /path/to/files/

Ensure you specify the database name, not just the directory path.

More on database.

Version

-version

Outputs version of the application