Tracker (search software)

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GNOME Tracker.
GNOME Tracker in 2014.
Stable release
1.12.0 / March 20, 2017; 19 months ago (2017-03-20)[1]
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like systems (Linux and others)
TypeSearch tool

Tracker, is a file indexing and search framework for Linux and other Unix-like systems. It is written in the C programming language.

Tracker has been adopted by the GNOME desktop environment and is heavily integrated into GNOME Shell and GNOME Files.

One of the developers of the Conduit application has suggested using Tracker to create "a metadata-enabled GNOME",[2] similar to using Strigi as an indexer for a metadata framework in KDE Software Compilation 4.

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  1. ^ "Index of /sources/tracker/1.12". Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ John Stowers. "A Metadata Enabled GNOME - Johns Blog". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-27.

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