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Old 10-23-2009, 03:07 AM   #1
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Trying to do something new...

Hi all...

I am using Fedora 9..

I want to develop a desktop search utility like "google desktop" which should be very fast..

The one which is in my fedora desktop i.e., find GUI utility to locate documents is very slow.

To search a file in our server which has harddisk size of 400GB it takes more than half an hour..really unbearable..

Can anyone suggest me how should i start with this...? which tool should i use GTk+ or QT etc..? the only thing is the searching should be fast..?

Awaiting for positive replays..

Any help will be greatly appreciated..

Thanks in advance...
Old 10-23-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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None of the existing tools like Beagle, Tracker, Recoll, Strigi, Searchmonkey, Deskbar or Google can do what you want?
Old 10-23-2009, 07:22 AM   #3
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If you are searching for a filename which contains a known string (that is, know to the person who initiates the search), then within its limitations, locate does what you say that you require and does it quickly.
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I use Tracker on my 1TB Ubuntu installation. It took a little while for the initial index to complete but once its done its very fast and very useful.

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Most of these programs first need to create a database.
If you add and delete files on a regular basis,
and the database isn't up to date, the results can be wrong.
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To get started I suggest you look into Nutch, Map Reduce


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