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tracker-miner-fs (1)


tracker-miner-fs - Used to crawl the file system to mine data.


tracker-miner-fs [OPTION...]


tracker-miner-fs(1)              User Commands             tracker-miner-fs(1)

       tracker-miner-fs - Used to crawl the file system to mine data.

       tracker-miner-fs [OPTION...]

       tracker-miner-fs  is  not  supposed  to  be run by the user since it is
       started by its .desktop file when the user logs  in.  It  can  also  be
       started manually of course for debugging purposes. You can not run more
       than one instance of this at the same time.

       tracker-miner-fs mines information about applications and files only.

       -?, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -V, --version
              Returns the version of this binary.

       -v, --verbosity={0|1|2|3}
              Sets  the  logging  level,  0=errors,   1=minimal,   2=detailed,

       -s, --initial-sleep=SECONDS
              Sets  the  initial sleep time before crawling the file system is
              started. If the --no-daemon  option  is  used,  this  option  is

       -n, --no-daemon
              Tells  the  miner to exit once all indexing has finished and the
              database is up to date. This is not the default mode  of  opera-
              tion for the miner, usually it stays around acting like a daemon
              to monitor file updates which may occur over time.  This  option
              renders the --initial-sleep option moot.

       -e, --eligible=FILE
              Checks  if FILE is eligible for being mined based on the current
              configuration rules. In addition to this, it will check if  FILE
              would  be  monitored  for  changes. This works with non-existing
              FILE arguments as well as existing FILE arguments.

       -d, --disable-miner=MINER
              Tells the daemon to disable the  in-house  miners  it  supports.
              Depending  on build options, this can be 'Files', 'Applications'
              and 'Userguides'. This option can be provided more than once  to
              diasable  multiple  miners. Disable in this case means the miner
              is not started, though all miners still register  themselves  on
              D-Bus  and appear there, no actual action is performed otherwise
              (such as crawling,  setting  up  monitors,  or  checking  mtimes
              against the file system).

              Don't  just log to stdout and stderr, but to log files too which
              are kept in $HOME/.local/share/tracker/. This came  into  effect
              in  0.15.3 and 0.16.0. After this version of Tracker, logging to
              file (usually useful for debugging) can only be done by  declar-
              ing this environment variable.

              Don't  use  GSettings,  instead use a config file similar to how
              settings were saved in 0.10.x. That is, a  file  which  is  much
              like an .ini file.  These are saved to $HOME/.config/tracker/

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

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

       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://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Tracker.

GNU                             September 2009             tracker-miner-fs(1)