Command line options


maigret username1 username2 ...

You can specify several usernames separated by space. Usernames are not mandatory as there are other operations modes (see below).

Parsing of account pages and online documents

maigret --parse URL

Maigret will try to extract information about the document/account owner (including username and other ids) and will make a search by the extracted username and ids. Examples.

Main options

Options are also configurable through settings files, see settings section.

--tags - Filter sites for searching by tags: sites categories and two-letter country codes (not a language!). E.g. photo, dating, sport; jp, us, global. Multiple tags can be associated with one site. Warning: tags markup is not stable now.

-n, --max-connections - Allowed number of concurrent connections (default: 100).

-a, --all-sites - Use all sites for scan (default: top 500).

--top-sites - Count of sites for scan ranked by Alexa Top (default: top 500).

--timeout - Time (in seconds) to wait for responses from sites (default: 30). A longer timeout will be more likely to get results from slow sites. On the other hand, this may cause a long delay to gather all results. The choice of the right timeout should be carried out taking into account the bandwidth of the Internet connection.

--cookies-jar-file - File with custom cookies in Netscape format (aka cookies.txt). You can install an extension to your browser to download own cookies (Chrome, Firefox).

--no-recursion - Disable parsing pages for other usernames and recursive search by them.

--use-disabled-sites - Use disabled sites to search (may cause many false positives).

--id-type - Specify identifier(s) type (default: username). Supported types: gaia_id, vk_id, yandex_public_id, ok_id, wikimapia_uid. Currently, you must add -a flag to run a scan on sites with custom id types, sites will be filtered automatically.

--ignore-ids - Do not make search by the specified username or other ids. Useful for repeated scanning with found known irrelevant usernames.

--db - Load Maigret database from a JSON file or an online, valid, JSON file.

--retries RETRIES - Count of attempts to restart temporarily failed requests.


-P, --pdf - Generate a PDF report (general report on all usernames).

-H, --html - Generate an HTML report file (general report on all usernames).

-X, --xmind - Generate an XMind 8 mindmap (one report per username).

-C, --csv - Generate a CSV report (one report per username).

-T, --txt - Generate a TXT report (one report per username).

-J, --json - Generate a JSON report of specific type: simple, ndjson (one report per username). E.g. --json ndjson

-fo, --folderoutput - Results will be saved to this folder, results by default. Will be created if doesn’t exist.

Output options

-v, --verbose - Display extra information and metrics. (loglevel=WARNING)

-vv, --info - Display service information. (loglevel=INFO)

-vvv, --debug, -d - Display debugging information and site responses. (loglevel=DEBUG)

--print-not-found - Print sites where the username was not found.

--print-errors - Print errors messages: connection, captcha, site country ban, etc.

Other operations modes

--version - Display version information and dependencies.

--self-check - Do self-checking for sites and database and disable non-working ones for current search session by default. It’s useful for testing new internet connection (it depends on provider/hosting on which sites there will be censorship stub or captcha display). After checking Maigret asks if you want to save updates, answering y/Y will rewrite the local database.

--submit URL - Do an automatic analysis of the given account URL or site main page URL to determine the site engine and methods to check account presence. After checking Maigret asks if you want to add the site, answering y/Y will rewrite the local database.