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This is an old revision of RecollHelp made by YuriDario on 2007-08-03 22:29:45.



Recoll/2 documentation

Click here to download as html file.

Open the Search Folder, type a text and click on 'Search': the folder area will be
filled with shadows of objects in the database.
You can see result details by switching folder to 'Details view': then in the folder
settings, View page, select XASearchResult for proper view.
For tests, it is suggested to not index whole drives (topdirs value).

To index directories listed in the topdirs tag (see recoll.conf), run


To start the indexing deamon, run

recollw.cmd -m

Use only / for paths, backslash (\) is not supported.

The daemon requires access to OS/2 file change notification API: so it is necessary to
remove the only client using it (WPS/XWP). This requires to use included XWP dll disable
existing hooks. Please copy bin\xfldr.dll and bin\xwpnotify.exe to your XWorkplace\bin
directory. Please note that a WPS restart could require killing of xwpnotify (but it will
be automatically restarted). For details, see:

If you don't replace XWP code, you must run manually indexing using a scheduler (e.g.
once per day/per week, or whatever you prefer).

PLUGINS: current binary can execute filters (.exe,.cmd or shell scripts); filters for
the following formats are working: OpenOffice, doc, xls, ppt, pdf, txt, html.
Please note than Open Source programs are used for filtering, so it is not guaranteed
all files can be converted to text format (for indexing).
Most tools are already include, unzip must be in your path.
ANTIWORD: copy tools\.antiword directory to your %HOME%\.antiword

Known problems
- simple search only available.
- redraw problem when switching folder view.
- WPS restart requires killing of xwpnotify.exe.
- who knows?

Todo List
- add OS/2 EA handling to index file .keywords, .comments, .subjet
- more :-)

0.2 filters plugin

0.1 preview release
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