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Old 01-26-2014, 05:17 AM   #1
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Strigi, Nepomuk and Libreoffice

I've persisted in allowing Strigi and Nepomuk to do it's stuff on my Documents directory.

The other day when I had recourse to use Dolphin to find files that contained certain text, it didn't find any files even though I knew the text was in some file in that directory.
The directory was populated with 65 Libreoffice .odt files.

I then, on the command line, tried deepgrep (part of the strigi package) and found the file I was interested in.

Further research revealed that I could using Dolpin to find text in .pdf, html and plain text files.

Is strigi and/or nepomuk broken in respect of Dolphin for libreoffice files or have I failed to install a plugin or failed to do something else.

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Hi. You could try looking into "Download New Services..." in "Configure Dolphin..." under "Control", I see a few searching "PDF" and "search" but none for "search PDF" also did not read all their descriptions? Best wishes and have fun.
Old 01-28-2014, 09:34 AM   #3
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I have no problems searching pdf files, it's libreoffice files I have a problems with.

This chain of documents seems to answer my question as to why I can't find text in libeoffice documents.
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From KDE SC 4.10, Strigi is no longer used in Nepomuk. We have our own file indexer which is present in nepomuk-core.

New File Indexer

We've had some problems with Strigi earlier. With 4.10, we have finally decided to release our own solution. Our solution is arguably technologically inferior, but it's more maintainable and, for now, provides a better user experience.

So far we have 5 indexers -

Image File - Based on Exiv2
Video Files - Based of ffmpeg (We might move to gstreamer)
Audio Files - Taglib
PDF Files - Poppler
Plain Text files


Spent all that heartache indexing files, only to find the Nepomuk can't index text in libreoffice files!!!



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