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I am looking for information on tracker, and generally speaking I find it very scarce.

In particular, is there any reference describing the possible configuration to set what tracker indexes?

I found here the following configuration options, but I don't know how/where to use them

-- enable-writeback false
-- index-optical-discs false
-- index-on-battery false
-- index-removable-devices false
-- ignored-directories ['core-dumps', 'CVS', 'lost+found', 'po', 'vendor']
-- ignore-stop-words true
-- ignore-numbers true
-- max-words-to-index 1000
-- removable-days-threshold 3 ? (I don't not understand this)

From The tracker FAQ:

How can I control what Tracker indexes?

In GNOME, you can use the Search Settings panel to control what Tracker indexes. See GNOME's documentation.

You can control Tracker's configuration directly using dconf-editor or the gsettings CLI tool. The relevant schemas are org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files and org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract.

So I go to... GNOME's documentation:

Customize files search only describes how to control which files are indexed, not what is indexed.

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From the tracker faq:

You can control Tracker's configuration directly using dconf-editor or the gsettings CLI tool. The relevant schemas are org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files and org.freedesktop.Tracker.Extract.

You can use dconf-editor to find tracker's settings.

  1. Open dconf-editor.
  2. Go to: org/freedesktop/Tracker/Miner/Files.
  3. Look for index-recursive-directories.
  4. Add/remove directories you want (don't want) tracker to index.

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