Projects / Doodle


Doodle is a desktop search engine for Linux. It searches your hard drive for files using pattern matching on meta-data. It extracts file-format specific meta-data using libextractor and builds a suffix tree to index the files. The index can then be searched rapidly. It is similar to locate, but can take advantage of information such as ID3 tags. It is possible to do full-text indexing using the appropriate libextractor plugins. It also supports using FAM to keep the database up-to-date.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Jan 2010 11:44

    Release Notes: This release makes the necessary changes to make the code work with the 0.6.0 API of GNU libextractor. The release also updates various translations and addresses a minor issue in handling character set translation errors.

    •  06 Dec 2007 06:59

      Release Notes: This release updates the Dutch translation and fixes a minor compiler warning (missing include).

      •  03 Jan 2007 12:18

        Release Notes: This release fixes a bug on big-endian systems and an error in handling empty metadata entries. It also adds support for pkg-config. The database format changed; doodle indices will need to be regenerated.

        •  03 May 2006 07:53

          Release Notes: This release fixes one minor bug in which doodled did not react properly to signals. It also eliminates database verification in the doodled startup phase, since it takes too long. Out-of-process execution of libextractor is enabled because it is more resilient. A translation to Swedish was added.

          •  19 Sep 2005 07:12

            Release Notes: This release updates the German, Irish, and Vietnamese translations. The -P option was fixed, and, in particular, the performance when pruning paths was improved. Warnings with gcc 4.0 were eliminated, and keyword logging was implemented.


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