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Recoll: A Search Engine for the Linux Desktop

Apr 25, 2007, 01:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"Desktop search engines are all the rage these days. While Beagle may be the most popular desktop search engine for Linux, there are alternatives. If you are looking for a lightweight and easy-to-use yet powerful desktop search engine, you might want to try Recoll. Unlike Beagle, Recoll doesn't require Mono, it's fast, and it's highly configurable. Recoll is based on Xapian, a mature open source search engine library that supports advanced features such as phrase and proximity search, relevance feedback, document categorization, boolean queries, and wildcard search.

"Recoll can handle plain text, HTML, OpenOffice.org documents, Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution email messages, and Lyx and Scribus files..."

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