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

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How can I get Tracker to index a loop device

Having recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 20.04, I don't get Tracker to work as it used to before: I am still using Truecrypt (which, I know, is "outdated") in order to encrypt my ...
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Freezing issue while copy Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell 5820 Tower X series

We are facing a file copy freezing issue with this Dell model Precision 5820 Tower X-Series on Ubuntu 20.04. Below is the log snippet for your reference and followed by a crash Mar 28 12:47:15 ...
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Error code: tracker-miner

Every now and then I get this message below. What is possible to do in order to avoid receiving one.. localhost systemd[5542]: tracker-miner-fs.service: start operation timed out. Terminating.
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Backup tracker indexes (tracker index --backup)

Sorry, I'd like to backup the tracker index before resetting it, does anyone know how to use $ tracker index --backup ? I didn't find any examples on the net and I don't understand how to use it, $ ...
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just installed tiatracker, but cannot find any way to start it?

i just installed a atari 2600 music tracker called tia tracker (in repos from ubuntu : tiatracker) after install there is no frikkin way to get the program started. typing tiatracker in the terminal ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu tracker

The tracker had high CPU usage on Ubuntu20 Desktop, so I used sudo apt remove tracker to uninstall it. However, the GUI went wrong: some logos in app menu disappear, and there's no options to open and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 tracker-miner errors in Syslog

New install of 20.04.1 running only pi.hole and unifi controller software. It’s Ubuntu desktop, but I’m basically running it headless. I’ve noticed that I’m getting this set of tracker-miner related ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Internal Error every login (tracker-miner-fs)

Whenever I login to Ubuntu, I get this error: Some background: This Ubuntu installation is from a fresh-install, not an update I believe Ubuntu is updated as I always let updates perform its thing ...
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tracker-miner-fs is taking 90% of CPU

tracker-miner-fs is taking 90% of CPU. I am using Ubuntu 20.04.
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Which filetypes does tracker support when indexing file content?

In Ubuntu 20.04, which filetypes does the desktop search tool support when it builds its index of file contents?
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So what is this TRACKER folder

I saw this process called tracker in bashtop . just wanted to know if this is normal or not. Location: /usr/lib/tracker
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How to update tracker, a package which hasn't been updated in the PPA yet for Ubuntu 18.04?

I need the tracker package 2.3.0 version for the development of the Gnome Music App. The current version of the tracker package in PPA is 2.0.3 for Ubuntu 18.04. I want to install the tracker version >...
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help! tracker-extract consumes my entire cpu and freezes my screen

Hello is there any way to stop, remove or do something to the tracker process? It slows down my machine a lot and freezes it. I have Ubuntu 20.04.
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Control what information tracker indexes

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 ...
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Command line search using tracker database

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I understand there are no GUIs to interact with tracker's database. Is there a way to perform a search for contents in tracker's database via command line?
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tracker-miner-fs crashes on Ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 today, and after this upgrade tracker-miner-fs seems to crash and restart contiguously; pegging my CPU at 100% until I manually kill the process. The error I'm getting in /...
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Tracker process taking lot of CPU

I'm trying to understand what the different background processes are doing on my machine as this one is freezing from time to time. I have noticed that the tracker processes (there are several of them ...
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How to prevent /usr/lib/tracker from using lots of CPU time?

I have the problem that a /usr/lib/tracker process is using lots of CPU time in my Ubuntu installation. How can I resolve this?
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tracker service running every minute

I have the following lines repeating every minute in my /var/log/syslog file. Oct 9 19:19:42 my_machine dbus-daemon[2138]: [session uid=1000 pid=2138] Activating via systemd: service name='org....
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Can I bypass yes-or-no question while resetting tracker

I want to make a desktop shortcut to reset the tracker using tracker-reset -e. It shows a yes or no question every time. Can I bypass it?
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Memory leak in tracker-extract?

Last night, my Ubuntu 19.04 suddenly became unresponsive, then on and off for a while. The fan started spinning rapidly, as a sign that much work was being done inside. I managed to start a system ...
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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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Modifying file contents very slow on upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04

I performed an upgrade from Ubuntu 18.10 to 19.04 and noticed that (somehow) creating, modifying, and deleting files is now much slower. Simply creating or deleting an empty file takes around 3 ...
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How to change Tracker so it can find numbers

I want/need to be able to search my files for number sequences (like order number and such). But after installing Tracker on Ubuntu 18.10 (with the dev. Pre-released updates (cosmic-proposed) on) I'm ...
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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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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 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 search NTFS drives with Tracker? How to reduce the load of Tracker?

Tracker is now the default in Ubuntu 19.04, and I can successfully search for files and file contents in /home on an ext4 formatted drive. But I would also like to be able to search my ntfs drives. So ...
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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/...
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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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How to uninstall all trackers (tracker-miner: fs, apps)

How can I uninstall this programs in Ubuntu 16.04? Permanently from being installed by updates.
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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 ...