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Re: File System Search



On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 16:28 +0800, Jeff Pitman wrote:
> In connection with the Google Desktop Search frenzy and a small 
> contingent asking for a Linux port, I began a small search of already 
> available stuff on Linux and bumped into an interesting project that 
> hasn't been discussed here, yet. (Not to be confused with this:
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2003-August/msg00100.html )
> 
> URL: fsdb.sf.net (No longer active; just wanted to discuss 
> possibilities).
> 
> The gist of it is to create a fresher slocate database by using a hook 
> in the kernel to get fs updates and store them in an intermediate 
> format.  Then, instead of a daily update, you can setup fsdb to run 
> hourly and it uses a lot less CPU to boot.  And the updates only take 
> seconds, instead of the long annoyingly slow "updatedb".
> 
> I know this only provides name searching not the full gambit that GDS 
> provides.  But, it could be a start to improve things a bit more.  
> 
> For example, Konqueror has "Use files index", although it's pretty 
> buggy, which would be more useful if the DB was more up-to-date.  It'd 
> be nice to bring a standard DB (with content search) in under the 
> umbrella of freedesktop.org, but that's off-topic here.
> 
> What other tools have you seen out there?
> 

Beagle 
http://www.gnome.org/projects/beagle/


Regards,
-- 
Ricardo Veguilla <veguilla hpcf upr edu>


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