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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019

tracker-reset (1)


tracker-reset - Reset the index and configuration


tracker reset [--hard | --soft] [--config] [--file FILE]


tracker-reset(1)                 User Commands                tracker-reset(1)

       tracker-reset - Reset the index and configuration

       tracker reset [--hard | --soft] [--config] [--file FILE]

       The  reset command will change either your configuration or index irre-
       versibly and should be used with care. Other  than  tags,  actual  data
       (e.g. files) should not be affected by this command.

       The "index" is a link between your content (either locally or remotely)
       and how it can be found quickly using a number  of  different  queries.
       Under the hood, this is done using a database.

       Removing  all  data and starting again from the beginning with an empty
       data set (which is a common use of this command) is done by  using  the
       hard reset option. This behaves as if Tracker was just installed.

       -r, --hard
              This  kills  all  processes  in the same way that tracker daemon
              --kill does  but  it  also  removes  all  databases.  Restarting
              tracker-store re-creates the databases.

       -e, --soft
              A  soft  reset works exactly the same way that --hard does, with
              the exception that the backup and journal are not removed. These
              are  restored  when  tracker-store is restarted. This command is
              useful if you have a corrupt database  but  want  to  reply  the
              journal to restore it to the last known good place.

       -c, --config
              Resets all configuration to its defaults.

       -f, --file FILE
              Resets all indexed information about FILE, works recursively for
              directories. Nothing will be  done  if  FILE  is  not  currently
              indexed.  After deletion, a request to reindex this data will be
              immediately issued.

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

       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |        ATTRIBUTE VALUE         |
       |Availability   | library/desktop/search/tracker |
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile          |
       tracker-daemon(1).  tracker(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://www.gnome.org/.

GNU                             September 2014                tracker-reset(1)