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Old Yesterday, 02:54 PM   #271
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The sheer magnitude of difference between what was for me a few minutes compared to up to a full day for at least one member initially just knocked me senseless... that and the fact that I didn't relate to putting $HOME to such extensive purpose.
Indeed, personal habits can break the assumptions behind the design of such apps. What scales fine for some people is a disaster for others.

This laptop has 1.4TB of files in my $HOME, in over six million files. My workstation $HOME has about three times that. I doubt Baloo was intended for such purposes.

Indexing has its place -- I have a Lucy index for my local copy of Wikipedia, for instance -- but I mostly do okay with a categorizing directory structure and stuffing metadata into filenames, like "lq.2013-03-25.topic=4175454453.slackware_on_a_tablet.html" and "howto.slackware.lxc.slackware_ponce_cc_blog_2011_07_17_lxc-containers.html".
 
Old Yesterday, 03:05 PM   #272
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So I think that once baloo finally finishes its thing, it will be pretty useful for me, but I'm noticing some other weird behavior. When I first installed -current and Plasma 5 a few days ago, I had a texlive install in my $HOME, which I had forgotten about. Since -current includes texlive now, I got rid of that. Then I stopped baloo, completely removed the index (rm -rf ~/.local/share/baloo), and started it again. Now, with a completely fresh baloo index and no ~/texlive directory, krunner is still returning results from that now-nonexistent directory! How? I have no idea. I can understand removed files persisting for awhile in normal usage, but since I completely removed the index and started over, this doesn't make any sense to me.

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Old Yesterday, 07:13 PM   #273
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There could be some paths defined in the Search settings in the KDE control center. I remember seeing something like that in there when I had Plasma 5.
 
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Old Yesterday, 11:36 PM   #274
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There could be some paths defined in the Search settings in the KDE control center. I remember seeing something like that in there when I had Plasma 5.
It seems to have eventually purged those on its own. It is slowly but surely indexing file content now. I think it will get there eventually. Here is what it says for the current status:

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Baloo File Indexer is running
Indexer state: Indexing file content
Total files indexed: 52,526
Files waiting for content indexing: 27,515
Files failed to index: 0
Current size of index is 7.72 GiB
I still think it needs to be improved with regard to throttling itself down when a user is trying to do other things, especially if it is going to leave a typical system like mine in a nearly-unusable state for hours to days when it first starts up. However, it is a pretty powerful tool once it is finally finished.
 
Old Today, 12:19 AM   #275
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Also, I stand to be corrected since I haven't run KDE 4 in a LONG time, but doesn't the version that ships with 14.2 also come with baloo? Earlier version but the functionality is meant to be much the same.
 
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IMHO, a nice solution for many users cases is to selectively leave out specific folders when first setting up baloo. For example, i have a "photos" folder, more than 400 GB's and keep growing. Digikam is my helper to find my way there. Having and digikam and baloo searching in there, seems of no great use to me -so i excluded that folder from baloo indexing.
 
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Old Today, 03:36 AM   #277
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I don't know about most people, but I keep /home on a separate partition and don't format it when doing a fresh install. The initial baloo stuff will not be "EZPZ" for people like that.
I do the same. I shutdown baloo awhile ago, perhaps it's improved. May give it another shot.
 
  


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