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Old 05-27-2019, 11:40 PM   #1
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One of the best index programs I know


I am sure you know boloo and tracker (KDE and Unity indexers)

This program has me saved literally hours of looking for stuff on my system:
www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll

(free, open source)

I even with it could be more closely integrated into Moksha
 
Old 05-29-2019, 10:24 AM   #2
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:08 AM   #3
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I never did see the use of indexing/search apps for user data. I may be the exception though: I know exactly where every document in my user's /home is. Personally, I find tracker to be a steaming heap of garbage, baloo, less so. The times I've used Gnome and KDE, the very first thing I do is disable all search indexers because they are performance killers and I never use the search functionality.

My .02.
 
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:13 AM   #4
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my 2/100:

all these apps (recoll included, hell, even locate) constantly (or periodically) need CPU cycles to build a database (which is quite large i suspect).
and every search result is only as good as the last database update.
Whenever I need to, I make a refined command using find & grep. always works, always 100% up-to-date.

but oh, i can sense the fancy gui argument coming up now...
 
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:31 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by michaelxxl View Post
I am sure you know boloo and tracker (KDE and Unity indexers)

This program has me saved literally hours of looking for stuff on my system:
www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll

(free, open source)

I even with it could be more closely integrated into Moksha
Actually this is an interesting program. Alot of functionality if you have the right packages installed. As far it being more closely integrated into Moksha, I suppose with the right motivation it could be arranged. Unsure if I see the need right now tho. But thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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I never did see the use of indexing/search apps for user data. I may be the exception though: I know exactly where every document in my user's /home is. Personally, I find tracker to be a steaming heap of garbage, baloo, less so. The times I've used Gnome and KDE, the very first thing I do is disable all search indexers because they are performance killers and I never use the search functionality.

My .02.
Well agreed on most of this. I keep my systems farely well organized. And I lean toward command line programs to search for specific text.

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my 2/100:

all these apps (recoll included, hell, even locate) constantly (or periodically) need CPU cycles to build a database (which is quite large i suspect).
and every search result is only as good as the last database update.
Whenever I need to, I make a refined command using find & grep. always works, always 100% up-to-date.

but oh, i can sense the fancy gui argument coming up now...
Ah yes the fancy GUI argument, some users just don't like CLI, despite how powerful easy and fast commands like find locate grep ack and the like are. But easy is subjective ...

Anyway, If all you want to is to find a specific file, Bodhi's quick launcher, aka run everything, does index and can search for files. Open it up and type a file name. It should find it. This is provided by a plugin called Files and it can be configured in Everythings settings. Including turning off the indexing that happens in the background. I leave it enabled and as it is set by default and have not really noticed any performance issues, but perhaps I should test that. I have an external 1 T HD I use for backup and other purposes that I only plug in when needed and I have never plugged into this laptop. Perhaps I should plug it in and mount it and see what happens, performance and cpu wise.

But regardless if i wished to integrate recoll more closely with Bodhi it would be as Quick Launcher plugin. They are semi easy to implement. It would be a great little project for some wanna be Bodhi or even enlightenment developer

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Old 06-01-2019, 07:20 AM   #6
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my 2/100:
Whenever I need to, I make a refined command using find & grep. always works, always 100% up-to-date.

but oh, i can sense the fancy gui argument coming up now...
Well, I don't need a GUI. But Recoll has literally saved me hours, possible days in finding stuff. Finding a text string in DOC format document that is in a ZIP file in an old MBOX file. Sure, maybe it is possible to find with find & Grep.

Converting your non-text PDFs to Text with tessaract in the background and indexing it, recoll does it.

Last edited by michaelxxl; 06-02-2019 at 09:35 AM. Reason: Grammar
 
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Finding a text string in DOC format document that is in a ZIP file in an old MBOX file.
oh, that is indeed advanced. i might've had one or two situations where that would've been really useful.
 
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