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This is an old revision of RecollHelp made by YuriDario on 2007-08-04 16:06:35.



Recoll/2 documentation

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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.

XWP NOTES: 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).

Recoll can execute external 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 included, unzip.exe must be in your path.
Please note that some tools requires also EMX runtime.
Antiword: for correct operations, please 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 :-)

Release history
0.2 filters plugin

0.1 preview release

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