I process lots of files via the command line, e.g. using my own shell or python scripts. Is there an easy way to add the files that I manipulate to the Unity "recent files" list so I can then easily access them via the Unity dash?
Unity uses a system called Zeitgeist for managing that kind of data. There are two proper ways to add things:
- Your Python scripts can add Zeitgeist entries using the higher-level Python API.
- Your shell scripts can use
dbus-sendto work with the lower-level D-Bus API.
However, I can't give an example because I haven't yet used either. (I use Lubuntu normally and I only know about Zeitgeist because my brother asked me to figure out how to clear out the Recent list in the Unity Dock)