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How to search your documents using Recoll

📅 2015-Jun-08 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ google desktop, index, pdf, recoll, rtf, word ⬩ 📚 Archive

Google Desktop was a good search tool to find documents on your local computer that contained a particular text. It was useful because it indexed all types of documents, not just text files, like MS Office, Open Office and PDF.

Since Google Desktop is discontinued, I have found that a good replacement is Recoll. It works similarly and supports many more document formats, including DjVu. It can be a good tool to search your library of documents and papers.

$ sudo apt install recoll
$ sudo apt install antiword
$ sudo apt install unrtf
$ sudo pip install epub

Tried with: Recoll 1.17.3 and Ubuntu 14.04

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