doodled - a daemon to keep your doodle database up-to-date
doodled monitors your filesystem for changes and updates the doodle database to
keep it always up-to-date with the latest data. doodled is experimental at
this point. It uses libfam and is thus limited to monitoring less than 1024
directories for changes.
- -d FILENAME,
- use FILENAME for the location of the database (use when
building or searching). This option is particularly useful when doodle is
used to search different types of files (or is operated with different
extractor options). Using this option doodle can be used to build
specialized indices (i.e. one per file system), which can in turn improve
search performance. When searching, you can pass a colon-separated list of
database file names, in that case all databases are searched. Note that
the disk-space consumption of a single database is typically slightly
smaller than if the database is split into multiple files. Nevertheless,
the space-savings are likely to be small (a few percent). You can also use
the environment variable DOODLE_PATH to set the list of database files to
search. The option overrides the environment variable if both are used. If
the option is not given and DOODLE_PATH is not set,
"/var/lib/doodle" is used.
- -D, --debug
- do not detach from the terminal (do not daemonize). Also
will print log messages to stderr if no logfile is specified.
- -f, --filenames
- include filenames (full path) in the set of keywords
- -h, --help
- print help page
- -l LIBRARIES,
- specify which libextractor plugins to use (for building the
index with -b or for printing information about files with -e)
- -L FILENAME,
- log messages to the given logfile.
- -m LIMIT, --memory=LIMIT
- use at most LIMIT MB of memory for the nodes of the
suffix-tree (after that, serialize to disk). Note that a smaller value
will reduce memory consumption but increase the size of the temporary file
(and slow down indexing). The default is 8 MB.
- -n, --nodefault
- do not load the default set of plugins (only load plugins
specified with -l)
- -P PATH, --prunepaths=PATH
- Directories to not put in the database, which would
otherwise be. The environment variable PRUNEPATHS also sets this value.
Default is "/tmp /usr/tmp /var/tmp /dev /proc /sys". This option
can also be used when searching, in which case search results in the
specified directories will be ignored.
- -v, --version
- print the version number
- -V, --verbose
- be verbose
- Colon-separated list of databases to search. Note that when
building the database this path must either only contain one filename or
the option -b must be used to specify the database file. Default is
- Space-separated list of paths to exclude. Can be overridden
with the -P option.
Doodle depends on GNU libextractor. You can download libextractor from
libdoodle and doodle are released under the GPL.
Report bugs to mantis <https://gnunet.org/bugs/> or by sending electronic
mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
doodle and doodled were originally written by Christian Grothoff
You can obtain the original author's latest version from