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[Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#11 Post by nathan2423 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:16 pm

To make matters worse, I believe fsearch is in the testing section is it not? I asked for it done months ago and since then I use it every day. It is a great program. But it most certainly doesn't search *within* files.

For that I've always preferred Docfetcher, which is java and doesn't need installation the debian way.

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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#12 Post by Stevo » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:43 pm

Yes, it's in the test repos already: https://repology.org/metapackage/fsearch/versions

Repology is a good site if you want to see if we have something already in our repos. I strongly suggest the that the first post in this thread be edited to remove any mention of PPAs and instead be simplified to "install from the test repo", since you never know if a new user will follow those directions without reading the rest of this thread.

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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#13 Post by c4os » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:18 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:14 am
On the homepage for fsearch I see this caution in bold:
Note: The application is in an early development stage and still considered beta
We already have a good search app available that you might want to look at: recoll.
I tried recoll, but the index creation burns out my laptop cpu! I stopped it after 5 minutes on 95 degrees.
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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#14 Post by nathan2423 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:56 am

1) Wow Stevo I have never heard of repology but I see now how useful that is. THANK YOU!!!!

2) C4os if you try Docfetcher I would be interested to know the results.

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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#15 Post by Richard » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:03 am

@c4os,
yes, it really needs the ability to reduce the number of threads used.
I quit when it reached 98°C.
Just didn't seem worth the wear and tear.
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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#16 Post by Richard » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:18 pm

@nathan2423,
I don't find DocFetcher in the repos.
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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#17 Post by Stevo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:52 pm

Richard wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:18 pm
@nathan2423,
I don't find DocFetcher in the repos.
It's a Java application, so I would expect that you'd just download the portable version and run the .jar file. (java -jar <jar-file) It requires Java runtime, which would be the "openjdk-8-jre" package if you don't have it already installed. http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/en/download.html

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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#18 Post by Richard » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:30 pm

Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#19 Post by nathan2423 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:23 pm

Yes, as to Docfetcher what Stevo described is the way I run it, and it works perfectly for me.

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Re: [Topic changed] Howto install fsearch desktop search engine

#20 Post by c4os » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:13 pm

c4os wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:59 am
For example the fsearch desktop search engine. This is a small application which can search into pdf and odt files additionally with a small index database.
For my post I need to contradict. Fsearch can not search into files!
So it got the same features like catfish or locate.
At the moment I switched back to catfish and tried DocFetcher portable. The indexing takes long. Same like recoll, but only with 88 degrees! ;)

The index of recoll takes 2GB and it was not complete scanned! DocFetcher takes for the same index 145MB.

DocFetcher .desktop file:

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=DocFetcher File Search
Comment=Search the file system
Categories=GNOME;Utility;
Exec=/pathtoyourDFdir/DocFetcher/DocFetcher-GTK2.sh
Icon=/pathtoyourDFdir/DocFetcher/img/docfetcher32.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
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