Linux Desktop Search Engines Compared
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"I didn't like the idea of a special catalog, since it would
take a lot of manual work to enter the metadata. Besides, my books
are in various formats, from HTML, to RTF, to DOC, to PDF, to DjVU.
These files lack metadata way too often and I thought a local
indexing service with a full-text search might solve my problem. I
knew there are more options to choose from than just Google, but I
could not find a good modern comparison. Even the table in
Wikinfo's Comparison of desktop search software contained too many
errors, as I discovered.
"I had to compare them myself.
"My task imposed certain restrictions on the one hand, but made
the others irrelevant on the other hand. So, I was especially
interested in a wide gamut of file types, in the ability to add new
ones (Epub, fb2, html.zip) and in extensive query language. All
software, except for GDS and DocFetcher, was installed from Ubuntu