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Tracker is a semantic data storage for desktop and mobile devices.

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Nautilus unable to find default domain ontology rule

When trying to open the file manager, nautilus, it doesn't show up, and I wanted to know what's wrong. I opened it from the terminal and it showed this error message. bash: /usr/share/...
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tracker-extract is using a huge amount of RAM

I looked online for an easy solution, but I couldn't find any. I know it's part of GNOME desktop environment. This is the memory usage that appears in the Processes tab of System Monitor. Process ...
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Tracker effectively stops system after upgrade to 18.10

After upgrading form 18.04 to 18.10 tracker-extract uses all CPU and memory eventually crashing the system. If I run tracker reset --hard once after boot. The problem does not arise. Any ...
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How to configure tracker to search my local file in a NTFS drive? How to reduce the load of tracker?

Tracker is continuously running in the background and making my laptop slow. Does tracker also index inside file? I want to configure tracker to index only filename without content of my "E drive - a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and Tracker : files properly indexed, but not searchable in GS/Nautilus

On a clean 18.04 install, I added tracker to index my data. My data lies on a second harddisk and is symlinked to my homedir on the first one using the standard ~/Documents ~/Music etc. paths. After ...
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How can I configure GNOME so that it searches EXIF data?

I would like to be able to search all my images metadata when searching via Nautilus or Activities. So far I have not been able to do anything more than search image file names. I know that GNOME ...
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Enable search in file (PDF) contents using tracker

As far as I understand, the gnome search, and maybe also the nautilus search, is driven or at least extended by tracker. I installed tracker in 18.04 to gather the content file search functionality I ...
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How to use tracker to search documents for text, restricted to a filename pattern

I want a command-line tool to search documents (including doc, docx, odt) for a string, and to limit the results based on a filename pattern, eg "search piano letters" to search for the text "piano" ...
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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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Full text search in Nautilus 3.26.1 Ubuntu 18.04

Full text search in Nautilus (3.26.1 in Ubuntu 18.04) does not work for me. I installed tracker and it works correctly. When I type the "tracker search < something >" in a terminal window it ...
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How do you configure Tracker search indexing tool?

The project page mentions tracker-preferences but I don't have this command with version 2.0.3.
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How to selectively disable tracker indexing a certain (set of) directories [duplicate]

I often build large projects. An example is a site that is built with Jekyll. The build takes about 20 seconds, and changes thousands of HTML files. The same happens when I build the documentation of ...
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Tracker not indexing file contents

I am new to Ubuntu and gnome3... I have a clean install of 17.10 and activated the shell extensions (tracker-search and tracker-search-provider). But when I search something (don't know, how the ...
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Add locations to GNOME Search file index

I have a SSD for my root partition and use a HDD under /data/ and use system links in my home directory for file heavy directories such as: /data/home/user/Documents > linked to /home/user/Documents /...
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no progress updates from gnome tracker

I very much want to have desktop search working on a new Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 installation. I realize that initial indexing might take a while, but for more than 12 hours, tracker status has returned: ...
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Why is GNOME Tracker installed by default in Ubuntu Budgie 17.04?

From what I've read, it used to index files that exist in my system. But why is this software needed? It wasn't installed by default in the previous Ubuntu versions.
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How much cache is tracker supposed to use?

Tracker uses a lot of memory/CPU and has at least 22GB of cache on my harddrive. How much cache is tracker supposed to use?
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Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error “/usr/lib/tracker”

/usr/lib/tracker/tracker-extract seems to be the culprit. How can I fix this problem?
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What is `tracker-miner` doing? [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04. Somehow, this is the first time I've ever even noticed tracker, though it seems complaints have been forthcoming for years now. Ever since the upgrade, a ...
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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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Where does tracker-preferences store the configuration data?

I am using tracker and I am using tracker-preferences to configure which directories it should index etc. However I see strange behaviour so I would like to look at the actual configuration file or ...
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How to configure tracker-extract so it has a higher nice value?

I suffer each time I return from a pause and I find my desktop stalled because the priority of tracker-extract consumes too much CPU (sometimes 104%), so I have to kill thru terminal the task (tracker-...
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Not able to install Gnome Tracker

Trying to install Tracker search application to index my pdf files. [Found recoll's search result page cluttered.] But everytime I try configure before installing, I get the following error - ...
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15.10 freezes every 10 minutes

Every freeze is preceeded typically by the following sylsog entry. It is a gst_discoverer_discover call (one of several hundred recorded immediately before every freeze) as an example: Oct 20 19:35:...
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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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tracker-tag returns “Files aren't indexed”

I'm trying to use tracker-tag as suggested here. However, whenever I try to add a tag to a file using tracker-tag -a TAGNAME FILE, it returns Files do not exist or aren't indexed Obviously, the ...
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What could possibly be changing the access time of old backedup files?

I am using ubuntu 14 LTS 64 bit. I keep backup of my source files in /var/src-backup/. I was examining the access date of all those files and it appears as though the files have been accessed at ...
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Gnome shell overview search does not search directories indexed by tracker

Running a very recent install of GNOME Shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04. the command-line tracker search tools work very well but the overview search in the GNOME Shell does not search the filesystem. ...
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krunner - like solution in non kde environment

Good evening everyone. I am currently running KDE on my laptop and I would like to know if there is something with the same capabilities of krunner for unity DE. What I really need is a good file ...
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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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Clear .cache Tracker directory in Ubuntu?

I created a partition for Ubuntu, and I just ran out of space a couple of days ago. I used the Disk Usage Analyzer and I realized that for some reason the directory /home/.cache uses up a lot of disk ...
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Indexers - Which are in use by which projects? Nepomuk, Zeitgeist, Tracker? [closed]

I am trying to get an idea if indexers like Zeitgist or Nepomuk are in active use by the various desktops or are they being phased out and replaced? Most of the documentation online for these seem to ...
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Import python bindings for meta Tracker introspection

When I try to run the metaTracker introspection examples or import the Tracker module in iPython console I get an import error. Googling for this particular error message doesn't turn up anything ...
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Browse through file databases created by updatedb (locate)?

Having indexed external drives using updatedb -l 0 -o db_file -U source_directory I wonder whether there is already a (GUI) browser like Nautilus to navigate offline through the indexed files. Note: ...
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Software to track application profile

I am developing a software for number theory investigation, and I am suspicious that is leaking memory. It would be very nice to log the CPU, and RAM usage of this program through some application. ...
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How to have transmission in ubuntu 12.04 proxy the tracker requests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transmission tracker and/or torrent traffic through proxy I cant find any settings in transmission preferences to proxy the tracker requests.I am behind a firewall and they ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 torrent trackers down for you?

are the Ubuntu 12.10 torrent trackers down for you? http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/announce http://ipv6.torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/announce Their status for me is: Not Working I am using qbittorrent 3....
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Unity lens to search for tags

I want to develop a dash lens to search files by tags (the ones that are set through Nautilus). I know on the one hand this program, that does the search: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/natty/...
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Assistance needed for conducting file searches

I have been finding it difficult to find the files I need on my system and could use some advice or documentation source. Out of the box using the file manager, I have a search box, but I cannot find ...
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TimeTracker app that logs programs

Does anyone know of a time tracker app that logs which program you are using. So, if I'm using LibreOffice it'll log me as working, but then when the focus switches back to chrome, it'll log me as "...
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How to remove Meta Tracker integration in Nautilus [closed]

I installed Tracker to index some of my files, however it seems that this application integrated well in Nautilus and I want to remove this integration as unnecessary. Problem is that I use Nautilus ...
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How to start using KtimeTracker?

I installed ktimetracker from Sofware Center. When I run it trough launcher o writing "ktimetracker" in console. It ask me for a iCalendar file (I think so), I've never heard of that type of file, so, ...
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Tracker search for Thunderbird mail? [closed]

I see a lot of material about it, but mostly very much outdated regarding a Tracker plugin for Thunderbird. There definitely does not seem to be anything official. What is the best/recommended way, ...
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Where can I find the source for libtracker-miner?

I've compiled Tracker from sources as described here. But when running 'tracker-control' it says something about not being able to load libtracker-miner-0.12.so.0 (see error message below). Where can ...
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Trac Setup Error

I'm trying to setup the trac, this is the commands that I used: sudo apt-get install trac python-setuptools libapache2-mod-python enscript sudo mkdir /var/www/trac sudo trac-admin /var/www/trac/...
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How do I search a particular directory with tracker-search-tool

I have directories like ~Work ~School ~Movies. Is it possible to search for files in only one of those directories with tracker-search-tool (or with tracker in general)?
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How to search for files by tags?

I can tag files with nautilus but haven't found a solution to find files by tags so far. Tracker-search-tool doesn't offer to search for tags, nor does Nautilus, nor any other application I'm aware of....
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How can I install metatracker from source?

Following a question I raised a few weeks back, I would like to install tracker and see how it works with natty. The latest stable release of metatracker is 0.10.10, but unfortunately, only version 0....
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Can the Unity dash search for content within files?

Will Unity Search have support for content search? I know tracker can index your files and you can then search for them, but is it possible to get this with "in" unity? use case: I click the super ...
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Is anyone aware of any progress made in packing updated versions of tracker (desktop search tool)?

I understand that tracker is no longer installed by default on the Ubuntu desktop. Nevertheless, I really like having a desktop search tool. (When I used to work with Windows XP I thought that Google ...