I understand, based on a number of other sources, that files will not appear in a dash search until they have been opened, due to the search drawing from zeitgeist.
As an example, this is frustrating if I am watching a season of a tv series, and I'd like to be able to get to the next episode via dash searching the show title. The obvious, clunky workaround is to open each file once by hand to force them into the index. I'd like to write a script that will do this for me for the contents of a directory.
Does anyone have advice on writing a Nautilus script that will open each file in a directory with high efficiency, ensuring that the files make it into the zeitgeist index?
- It would be nice to have a small dummy application that functions as a data provider to zeitgeist, but does nothing but "open" the files of specified formats passed to it. This would eliminate the need to open a heavier app like a video/music player or a word processor.
I intend to look into this as (hopefully) elementary programming/scripting practice, and I would love tips/ideas if others are interested.