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Ubuntu 20.04 - Index content of PDF, DOCX etc. for search

Would be handy if I could easily search the content of my documents such as PDF and DOC files. Preferably the files should be indexed to search faster. So far I tried Recoll from the Snap store. ...
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File search not working completely in folders or at all when uploading

When I search for files on my computer through file system it seems to work, although I think it's been inconsistent (working when I tested right now....). When I search for files when I'm trying to ...
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Gnome Nautilus - How to add directory to the index so it can be "starred"

I'm trying to take advantage of the starring option in Nautilus. But it seems like there is a Bug which doesn't allow to "star" no indexed directories. How do I add a directory to the index? ...
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Tell atom editor to watch/index only subset of files in repo

I have a repository that is very large, and has a very large number of sub-directories and files. When I attempt to open a single subdir of the repository with Atom (which is 13MB), it will crash ...
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KRunner won't find certain files

KRunner on my Kubuntu 19.10 won't find certain files, in particular, files with a .tex extension. The file search and places plugins in the KRunner settings are activated, the directores I am ...
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Exclude directory from Ubuntu search indexing?

I have a directory in my Home that contains many small files and I would like to exclude it from indexing and search. How can I do this? I am running Ubuntu 18.04.
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Thunderbird: Emails in Inbox folder cannot be displayed after migrating from Windows 7

When I was migrating from Windows 7 to Ubuntu, I took my Thunderbird profile and copied it into the Thunderbird profile folder under Ubuntu. When I started Thunderbird, everything worked fine and all ...
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When is update-apt-xapian-index scheduled to run?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04.3 $ update-apt-xapian-index --version update-apt-xapian-index 0.47 $ /etc/cron.weekly has apt-xapian-index. None of the other cron-related folders in /etc have apt-xapian-index or ...
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apache won't index folder from another mount

I'm trying to enable directory listing for a folder outside the web root, from a different local ext4 mount that uses Basic Authentication, but I'm getting an empty list and no logged errors. What's ...
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Baloo creates 64GB index, takes half my memory and 25% CPU

On 19.04 under gnome, baloo creates a 64GB index, takes half my 16GB memory and 25% CPU. After uninstalling baloo following baloo_file_extractor in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS taking up a lot of memory the ...
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After upgrading from 18.10 to 19.04, `tracker-extract` eats up so much RAM it freezes my machine

I did do-release-update from 18.10 and my computer freeze after a couple minutes using gnome with the tracker-extract process, even though my computer has 8 Go of RAM and 4 Go of SWAP that all get ...
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Content search does not work (18.10)

LS, Searching my document on content is not working at all on my system. This is what I've done: I installed Tracker. And let it index. The status says it's done. The amount of files it indexed is ...
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When did update-apt-xapian-index last run?

How do I find out when update-apt-xapian-index last ran? Is there any way to know that?
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How to enable Tracker (Ubuntu search file indexing) in Git repo's on the hard drive? [U17.10]

I've noticed that Ubuntu 17.10 file indexing for search (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Tracker I believe) skips folders that contain git repo's. I'm guessing this is because most repo's have a large amount ...
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Ubuntu / Linux Search - How to list all files on all Drives?

I have a dual boot system. Windows 8.1 and Linux Ubuntu 16.04 on separate drives. In my Windows system, i hit the super key and search for something that i want to find. I couldn't be happier with ...
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Indexing and searching Windows keywords

In Windows I added keywords to files (mainly pictures) as metadata using details in properties menu of file where I added my keywords as Tags. The values are stored as XP Keywords, Last Keyword XMP ...
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Unfindable folders and files with synapse / gnome do / kupfer

I have found applications like Synapse incredibly useful, but whereas before they seemed to find everything, they now seem to have stopped working for me. I have tried Synapse, Gnome Do and Kupfer, ...
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How does Ubuntu's indexation work on a virtual machine?

It's been almost one year since I posted that question on Unix & Linux. It still has no answer and only a little amount of views so I'm posting it here... I have read on https://help.ubuntu.com/...
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Annoying find operation running unasked in background

there is since recent updates a process ruining my hard discs, every day now at least once and for really long: su nobody -s /bin/sh -c /usr/bin/find / -ignore_readdir_race \( -fstype NFS -o -...
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Is there a way of indexing contents of external drives that are sometimes disconnected?

I own almost a dozen of USB drives and hard disks that I only plug in when I need them. Because they are so many, I often find myself in the situation of having to connect each and every of the ...
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Fastest way to index an element in a sorted list in python? [closed]

Python's lists have a function list.index(elem) which, to the best of my knowledge, run in O(n) time. However, if I can guarantee the list to be sorted, is this still the best way to get the index of ...
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How to search for files in Terminal using indexed list?

If I want to search for files in Terminal, I tend to either use something like tree --prune -P <searchTerm>, but this can take a long time with a big directory so when it's too big I tend to ...
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How to add Table Of Content in a PDF file (internal one)?

So I have an OyO (Thalia) which can read PDF files. It have an option "Table of content". It shows several labels which direct on certain pages for example when opening "64-ia-32-architectures-...
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Super-F finds files in ~/tmp

I lost some data since I edited the wrong file. What had happened? I used Super-F to find a file called "foo.txt". I edited the file, but not the file in ~/doc/foo.txt, but a very old file in ~/tmp....
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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How to stop Tracker indexing file contents?

I recently got an alert from my HIDS (Host Intrusion Detection System) about this. I then checked syslog for the entries around that time, here is an extract. After reading the some more on this, I ...
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Remove array of entries from another array

I've got 2 arrays a=(1,2,3,4,5) b=(2,4) the output should be c=(1,3,5) (wich should be the result of a-b) I've tried using unset a[${b}] any ideas? what I have working now ...
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Zotero indexing

On 14.04 Zotero installation version 4.0.26, Zotero doesn't let me index PDF files ('Retrieve metadata for PDF'). It returns: Could not read text from PDF. I updated Zotero and checked if it has ...
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file index with realtime search capabilities

I am curios if there is a software that indexes all my files and direcories, including external HD, possibly in real time allowing me or whoever access the HD to find the file up to date (something ...
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How to disable file indexing in Lubuntu 14.04?

I use Lubuntu on an old XP laptop, and it works like a charm. In XP I was able to turn off indexing of the hard disk and it would increase performance a bit and I found out how to do it Ubuntu as well ...
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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, the first search using Unity Dash will be slower (15 sec) than the second search (seems instant), on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot ...
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Tracker recursive indexing fails

I would like tracker to index my complete home directory and all sub-directories / files. I set my home directory as the only directory in the tracker "places" (for indexing) in the tracker ...
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Is there any way for assigning external metadata to files?

I need a way of assigning tags and numbers (like rating, importance, etc) to my files and also be able do queries and file operations based on these metadata. Just like a photo management software (e....
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How can I search within pdf content?

We used recoll with a desktop PC for searching between PDF-s. In the last week we moved everything to a server. Is there alternative recoll solution for server. We would like to index PDF files and by ...
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How to index Tomboy notes with Recoll?

I would like to index the notes from Tomboy using the recoll desktop search engine. The notes are in XML, stored in .local/share/tomboy. How to do this?
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Force Unity Dash to index all files on Home

Not all files on my home directory can be found via Dash, can I force Dash to index all files so I can search for any files in any depth via Dash?
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get a webpage from a local service

I was using the google-desktop's service for ubuntu (the abandoned package). You can get Google-desktop search results on a webpage in the browser. I was wondering if there is a way to get that ...
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deskbar-applet function for Ubuntu 12.10 non-unity?

Is there any tool similar to Deskbar available for Ubuntu 12.10? Using Unity, the file lens does the job, but I can't work with Unity, so I have to use another desktop environment (fallback version/...
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What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu with instant results?

What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu and get results almost instantly? I have used catfish , tracker and the usual search tool provided with ubuntu. Tracker finds nothing, ubuntu ...
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Is virtuoso-t restarting indexing after every boot?

virtuoso-t is indexing my files again, which takes a massively long time with all my CD's ripped to flac and converted to mp3 and ogg, not to mention all other files on the system. PID USER PR ...
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How do I disable file indexing?

How can I disable file indexing in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Mp3s synced on Ubuntu One not showing up under artist or album

I have synced approximately 10GB of music with U1 over the last 48 hours. Nearly everything appears OK: the songs are tagged correctly, I can queue and play them. However, with the exception of a few ...
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What exactly does Zeitgeist index?

I am not clear on this. Does Zeitgeist index the contents of my document so searches are more relevant? Or is Zeitgeist only searching the name/extension of my documents?
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Does Calibre support Full Text Indexing / Search?

Calibre has tons of plugins, but what I really miss is full text search for all my books (mainly pdf and DJVU). Is this implemented, is there a plugin available? I can only find feature requests that ...
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How to index a pdf document?

I am reading a PDF document in Ubuntu 11.04 using the default "Document Viewer". The document is more than 500 pages and it takes a while to complete a "Find ..." for a particular text. Is there a way ...
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Zeitgeist does not index folders in NTFS partition

I am using Synapse + Unity Dash for searching and it seems that neither of these can index folders I've accessed in my NTFS partition. I believe this is because Zeitgeist does not index folders, and ...
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Indexing File Contents

People seem to have already asked about indexing file system: What options are there for indexing my filesystem? What are the alternatives to OS X's Spotlight? but I want to actually just index a ...
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Thunderbird won't remember that I've turned off Global Search and Indexing

I've turned off Thunderbird's "Global Search and Indexing" over and over again. I've deleted the global-messages-db.sqlite file more than once. This works for one session, but as soon as I restart my ...
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What options are there for indexing my filesystem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu have an alternative to OS X's Spotlight? Wondering what people are using to index and search their file systems. I'm looking for something with low resource ...
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How to force tracker to re-index a folder?

I'm using the tracker indexing tool to search for and in files on my Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 system. Having recently added some of files into a single folder I wondered how to force tracker to re-index ...