Filesystem Indexing with libferris

Full-text and metadata search is no pipe dream. You can make it happen today with this library that searches for files based on content or many other helpful attributes.
Conclusion

Hopefully, I've conveyed enough of the information on what libferris has to offer in terms of its current implementations for both EA and full-text indexing to raise your interest. The current implementation is a necessary stepping-stone toward the goal of a more formalized semantic filesystem query and browse interaction style.

Resources for this article: www.linuxjournal.com/article/7928.

Ben Martin has been working on file managers for more than ten years. He is currently working toward a PhD combining Semantic Filesystems with Formal Concept Analysis to improve human-filesystem interaction.

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So So

nightwriter's picture

The article is timely. Unfortunately Unless you are running a Fedora Core 3 system with an Athlon CPU you can't use the binaries, and the rpms (src type) don't compile. .... So if I were ever to get it all together....... might be able to do something.

packages

monkeyiq's picture

Please email the libferris mailing list the build failure logs for src.rpm files. Its always hard to fix what I can't see.

Also note that there is some initial support in gentoo for installing libferris. If anyone wants to maintain packages for debian, suse etc then I'll be very happy to hear from you.

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