37 Command Line - Examples and Shortcuts

 

 

This chapter provides a succinct reference to how to do searches on the Biblical text using the Command Line. It also contains tables of various shortcuts that can be used with the Command Line to perform various functions that would otherwise require the opening of a separate configuration window.

 

Command Line Examples

Command Line Shortcuts

Shortcuts for Defining Search Limits

 


Command Line Examples

 

The following table gives you some examples of the types of commands and searches you can enter on the BibleWorks Command Line. They are intended to illustrate the principles discussed in previous chapters. To try them, first change to the specified search version by entering the three-letter version name on the Command Line followed by <Enter>. Then enter the specified search parameters on the Search Window Command Line and press <Enter> again. In the following list KJV indicates the King James Version, BNT indicates the Greek New Testament, and BNM and WTM represent the Greek and Hebrew Morphology Database versions respectively. Note that, as discussed in the previous section, Command Lines must begin with a period (for AND searches), or a single quote (for phrase searches), or a forward slash (for OR searches), or a left parenthesis (for compound searches). You can use as many wildcard characters as you wish (a "*" to match any sequence of characters, and a "?" to match any single character). All of these searches except Hebrew morphology searches are case insensitive. The exclamation point character is used immediately preceding words in AND searches to indicate that verses including the word should not be included.

 

All Greek and Hebrew searches are done with vowel point and accent sensitivity turned off.

 

Ver

Command Line

Action

 

KJV

Sets the KJV as the current search version

 

ESV

Sets the ESV as the current search version

 

BGM

Sets the BibleWorks Greek Morphology (LXX & NT) version as the current search version

KJV

gen 1:1

displays Genesis 1:1

KJV

gen 1 1

displays Genesis 1:1

KJV

gen 1:1-3

displays Genesis 1:1-3

KJV

mat 1

displays Matthew 1 (entire chapter)

KJV

5 3

displays chapter 5, verse 3 in current book

Ver

Command Line

Finds all verses with . . .

KJV

.jesus

containing the word Jesus

KJV

.jesus christ

containing both "jesus" AND "christ" anywhere in the verse in any order

KJV

/jesus christ

containing either "jesus" OR "christ"

KJV

.jesus !christ

the word "jesus" but NOT the word "christ"

KJV

'jesus christ

the phrase "jesus christ"

KJV

'christ jesus

the phrase "christ jesus"

KJV

.paul

the word "paul"

KJV

.paul barnabas

"paul" AND "barnabas"

KJV

/paul barnabas

either "paul" OR "barnabas"

KJV

.paul barnabas;5

"paul" AND "barnabas" within 5 verses of each other

KJV

.paul !barnabas

the word "paul" but NOT the word "barnabas"

KJV

.paul !barnabas;5

the word "paul" but NOT the word "barnabas" within 5 verses

KJV

(/paul saul).(barnabas)

either "paul" OR "saul" AND barnabas in the same verse

KJV

(/paul saul).5(barnabas)

either "paul" OR "saul" AND barnabas within 5 verses

KJV

(/Martha Mary).!(.Martha Mary)

either Mary OR Martha but NOT both (an exclusive OR search)

KJV

(christ).!('the christ).!(jesus)

Christ but neither "the Christ" nor Jesus

KJV

(.paul barnabas;2)/(.paul silas;3)

"paul" AND "barnabas" within 2 verses OR "paul" AND "silas" within 3 verses.

KJV

'*dom of god

phrases like "wisdom of god", "kingdom of god", and so on

KJV

/*ite *ites

words ending in "...ite" or "...ites"

KJV

.*wom?n

words of the form "women", "woman", "bondwoman", and so on

KJV

(/grac* faith*).5(/law* work*)

a form of "grac..." OR "faith..." AND a form of "law..." OR "work..." within 5 verses

BNT

.*pist*

words containing the substring "pist" (138 forms found)

BNT

'pistoj o logoj

words pistoj o logoj ("faithful saying")

BNT

.pauloj barnabaj

the words pauloj AND barnabaj (nominative forms only)

BNT

.paul* barnab*

words of the form paul... AND barnab...

BNT

.paul* barnab*;5

words of the form paul... AND barnabaj... within 5 verses

BNT

.crist* ihs*

words of the form crist* AND words of the form ihs*

BNT

.crist* !ihs*

words of the form crist* but NOT words of the form ihs*

BNT

'ouk * * oude

the words ouk and oude with any two intervening words between

BNT

'ouk *99 oude

the words ouk and oude with any 99 or fewer words intervening

BNM

.pistij carij

any form of pistij and any form of carij. In Greek morphology searches, words which do not contain an "@" are assumed to have a wildcard "@*" appended

BNM

.ihsouj

any form of the lemma ihsouj.

BNM

.ihsouj cristoj

any form of the lemma ihsouj AND any form of the lemma cristoj

BNM

.ihsouj !cristoj

any form of the lemma ihsouj but NOT any form of the lemma cristoj

BNM

/ihsouj cristoj

any form of the lemma ihsouj OR any form of the lemma cristoj

BNM

(/pauloj sauloj).5(barnabaj)

any forms of the lemmas pauloj OR sauloj AND barnabaj within 5 verses

BNM

'en cristoj

the preposition en followed by any form of the lemma cristoj

BNM

'*@p* cristoj

any preposition followed by any form of the lemma cristoj

BNM

'*@p* cristoj@na*

any preposition followed by an accusative form of the lemma cristoj

BNM

.*@v?y*

all pluperfect verb forms - after typing the 'v' press ESC to close the morphology helper. There is no list of options for a ? in the tense slot because the list cannot be determined without knowing the tense.

BNM

'*@d* *@n* kai *@n*

all verses with article-noun-kai-noun phrases

BNM

'kaloj ergon

any form of the word kaloj followed by any form of the word ergon

BNM

'kaloj *5 ergon

any form of the word kaloj followed by any form of the word ergon within five words

BNM

'kaloj =gcn *5 ergon

a word kaloj followed by a form of the word ergon within five words, with the two words agreeing in gender, case and number

BNM

;#1 *2 kai *2 #1

all verses with kai preceded and followed by the same lemma with the kai 2 or less words from the lemma.

BNM

;#1@n* *2 kai *2 #1@n*

all verses with kai preceded and followed by the same noun lemma with the kai 2 or less words from the noun.

BNM

'!o *@n* eimi

occurrences of any noun followed by a form of eimi but with no article preceding.

BNM

.a*@((nn) | (a))*

any normal noun or adjective beginning with the letter a

BNM

.a*@&vi[ai]*

any indicative verb in the aorist or imperfect beginning with a

BNM

;o *@n* *@a* =gcn

any articular noun followed by an adjective agreeing in gender, case and number

BNM

;o *@n* *3 !o *@a* =gcn

any articular noun followed within 1 to 4 words by an anarthrous adjective agreeing in gender, case and number

WTT

'myhla rmayw

occurrences of the string myhla rmayw (and God said) (Note that medial characters can be used in a search even to match corresponding final characters)

WTT

.!rha hvm

the forms !rha AND hvm

WTT

.!rha !hvm*

the word !rha and NOT a word ending in hvm ...

WTM

'myhla rma

any form of the lemma rma followed by any form of the lemma myhla. For Hebrew morphology searches, words which do not contain an "@'" (for Hebrew) or "%" (for Aramaic) are assumed to have a wildcard "@*" appended.

WTM

.nrha hvm

any form of the lemma hvm AND any form of the lemma nrha

WTM

.hvm !nrha

any form of the lemma hvm but NOT containing any form of the lemma nrha

WTM

(/rpk@vp* rpk@vt*).(/!w[ ajx)

any piel OR hithpael form of the stem rpk AND any form of the stem !w[ OR ajx

WTM

.rpk@vpi3ms*

the piel imperfect 3rd person singular of rpk

WTM

.rpk@vp?3ms*R{qx}

a 3rd person masculine singular piel form of the verb rpk in any aspect (tense), Qere and normal forms only.

 

Command Line Shortcuts

 

A quick way to add a version to the Browse Window display list is to simply enter the three-letter abbreviation for the name on the Command Line and then press <Enter>. This will display the version and make it the default search version.

 

There are also several "Command Line commands" that "power users" can use to activate groups of versions quickly. The first is the "display" command. To use it you enter the word "display" on the Command Line followed by the versions you want displayed. In addition to the BibleWorks version abbreviations you can also use special strings to set version groups. For example "all" displays all versions. "clear" will clear all versions. Entering a language name will activate all versions with the given language. A plus sign in front of a version name, or just the version name itself will add the version. A minus sign will remove a version from the Browse Window. For example:

 

Command Line Entry

Results After Pressing <Enter>

display all

 displays all versions

display clear kjv bnt bnm

 displays only kjv, bnt and bnm versions

display clear

 remove all but the current search version

display kjv greek

 add display of the kjv and all Greek versions

display german     

 add display of all German versions

display -kjv         

 remove the kjv from the current display

display kjv gnt       

 add the kjv and gnt to the current display

 

In addition, there is also a "parallel" command that permits you to open up a new parallel versions window with a specified list of versions. For example:

 

parallel kjv gnt bnm niv

 

will open a parallel versions window with the versions indicated. The parallel versions window displays the versions in the order they are entered on the Command Line. The "parallel," "display," and "clear" commands can be abbreviated with "p", "d", and "c".

 

If you have created a Browse Window version ordering favorite, you can enter this ordering favorite on the Command Line. Type the word "order fav", or "o fav", where "fav" is the name of the ordering favorite.

 

The ability to filter searches according to previous search results displayed as checked boxes in the Search Window Results List also has shortcuts. To filter the next search according to the unchecked check boxes, type "filter unchecked", or "f c". To filter the next search according to the unchecked check boxes, type "filter unchecked", or "f u". To filter the next search according to all the search results regardless if they are checked or unchecked, select "filter all", or "f a". To clear the filter setting, type "filter", or "f".

 

The term "keyboard focus" is a designator of the one window on the screen that will respond to current keyboard input. In particular, the window with the keyboard focus is usually the window in the foreground, and the particular object that has keyboard focus is the object that is highlighted or has a blinking cursor (if there is one).

 

The F2, F3, and F6 keys provide a convenient way to switch keyboard focus back and forth between the Command Line, Browse Window, and Editor. F2 returns to the Command Line. F3 returns to the last Editor window. F6 returns to the Browse Window. Pressing ESC will also return you to the Command Line.

 

Shortcuts for Defining Search Limits

 

If you enter a full verse reference on the Command Line the verse will be looked up and displayed in the Browse Window. If you enter just a verse or a chapter and verse on the command line, the command will be processed using the last book (and chapter if you just enter the verse) accessed. The Command Line syntax has also been extended so that you can precede a verse reference with a version id. This tells the program that the verse number is from the specified version and must be remapped to the search version before being looked up. It will not change the search version.

 

Here is a small number of examples for setting search limits on the Command Line.  Note that the first character ("l") is an "L" in lower case, not an "i" or a "1".

 

l

removes all search limits

l mat

limits searches to the book of Matthew

l mat-rom

limits searches to Matthew through Romans

l nt

limits searches to the New Testament

l ot

limits searches to the Old Testament

l gosp

limits searches to the gospels ("gosp" being one of the existing "Predefined Ranges")

l rom 1-rom 2

limits searches to chapters 1 and 2 in the book of Romans

l 1jo 1

limits searches to the first chapter of 1 John

l heb 1:5-heb 1:8

limits searches to vv. 5, 6, 7, 8 of the first chapter of Hebrews

l heb 1:5-heb 2:10

limits searches from chapter 1:5 to chapter 2:10 of Hebrews

l mat 28:10-mar 1:10

limits searches from Matthew 28:10 to Mark 1:10

l luk; act limits searches to Luke and Acts
l mat 5-7; jam limits searches to the Sermon on the Mount and James
l mat 1:2-17; luk 3:23-38 limits searches to Jesus' birth narratives