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"Michael Bach (gmx)" 11-28-2007 07:34 PM

Desktop search, which one?
 
Hello all,

for years now I keep building up my library of research publications,
mostly pdf's, rest ps's, very little html. Over the years, I tried
various ways of organizing them, none of them worked properly.
To cut a long story short, the whole thing is a mess. The only way I see
me coping with this chaos is a search system.

One of the "must have" features is a proper indexing of pdf's and ps'.
On the "good to have" side would be a query language which allows
granular control over the results (boolean term combinations, exclusion
of terms, filetypes, ...).
I would buy these, especially the first requirement, on expense of
indexing speed. I can totally neglect the initial index creation time.
Also, since the directories in question are mainly static, with only a
few additions a month, I could run a scheduled indexing every fortnight
or so over night.

I tried strigi for a day. Index creation took it's time but I didn't
mind. However, I was under the impression that it didn't like many of my
pdf's an lots of the ps's? Hence, it's all gone the "aptitude purge
strigi-*"-way

Before playing around with some other search system (I guess beagle
would be next), can someone please give me some advice on search systems
good on pdf and ps files. Or maybe there is even a better way to get my
pdf-ps-chaos sorted.

regards, Mike.

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"John DeCarlo" 12-02-2007 12:18 AM

Desktop search, which one?
 
On Nov 28, 2007 3:34 PM, Michael Bach (gmx) <bach.michael@gmx.net> wrote:

Before playing around with some other search system (I guess beagle
would be next), can someone please give me some advice on search systems
good on pdf and ps files. Or maybe there is even a better way to get my

pdf-ps-chaos sorted.

Google desktop search will index pdf files.

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12-02-2007 05:36 AM

Desktop search, which one?
 
You might try Strigi. I have not tried it and I don't know how it works
but it looks interesting and is present on my Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy
Gibbon box. Try K (start menu) > Strigi (second app from bottom of
All Apps list) or look for it in Adept. Strigi claims to index pdf
files and much more. I haven't used it yet. Anyone have?


http://strigi.sourceforge.net/?q=features#supported_files





Roger




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