Formal syntax of query expressions

00001007780000 · Info · (manual) · #manual #reference #search #zettelstore
QueryExpression  := SearchExpression ActionExpression?
SearchExpression := SearchTerm (SPACE+ SearchTerm)*.
SearchTerm       := SearchOperator? SearchValue
                  | SearchKey SearchOperator SearchValue?
                  | SearchKey ExistOperator
                  | "OR"
                  | "RANDOM"
                  | "ORDER" SPACE+ ("REVERSE" SPACE+)? SearchKey
                  | "OFFSET" SPACE+ PosInt
                  | "LIMIT" SPACE+ PosInt.
SearchValue      := Word.
SearchKey        := MetadataKey.
SearchOperator   := '!'
                  | ('!')? ('~' | ':' | '<' | '>').
ExistOperator    := '?'
                  | '!' '?'.
PosInt           := '0'
                  | ('1' .. '9') DIGIT*.
ActionExpression := '|' (Word (SPACE+ Word)*)?
Word             := NO-SPACE NO-SPACE*