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tracker-index (1)


tracker-index - List, pause, resume and command data miners indexing content


tracker index --reindex-mime-type <mime1> [[-m [mime2]] ...]
tracker index --file <file1> [[file2] ...]
tracker index --import <file1> [[file2] ...]
tracker index --backup <file> | --restore <file>


tracker-index(1)                 User Commands                tracker-index(1)

       tracker-index  -  List,  pause, resume and command data miners indexing

       tracker index --reindex-mime-type <mime1> [[-m [mime2]] ...]
       tracker index --file <file1> [[file2] ...]
       tracker index --import <file1> [[file2] ...]
       tracker index --backup <file> | --restore <file>

       This command perform actions on the current index. The "index" holds  a
       snapshot of the working tree in a database.

       The  index  command  allows  some  level  of  control  on existing data
       indexed, such as re-indexing content from a specific demographic - e.g.
       all JPEG images, or simply reindexing an existing or non-existent file.

       It  may  be  a good idea to backup your index before an upgrade in case
       there is data loss (which should never happen).  In  those  cases,  the
       backup command is made available and of course the restore command will
       import an older data set (or index) into an empty index.

       Finally, there is an import feature which makes testing or  applying  a
       "base" data set for use much easier.

       -m, --reindex-mime-type=<mime1> [[-m [mime2]] ...]
              Re-index  files which match the mime type supplied. This is usu-
              ally used when installing  new  extractors  which  support  mime
              types  previously  unsupported.  This forces Tracker to re-index
              those files. You can use --reindex-mime-type more than once  per
              mime type.

       -f, --index=<file1> [[file2] ...]
              (Re)index a file matching the file name(s) supplied.

       -b, --backup=<file>
              Begins  backing up the Tracker databases and save it to the file

       -o, --restore=<file>
              Begins restoring a previous backup from the file which points to
              the location of the backup generated by --backup.

       i, --import=<file1> [[file2] ...]
              Allows  data to be imported into the index / database by provid-
              ing files with Turtle content.

              Multiple file arguments can be provided to import data from mul-
              tiple files.

              The  file  argument can be either a local path or a URI. It also
              does not have to be an absolute path.

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |        ATTRIBUTE VALUE         |
       |Availability   | library/desktop/search/tracker |
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile          |
       tracker(1).  Turtle.

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source        was        downloaded         from          https://down-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnome.org/.

GNU                             September 2014                tracker-index(1)