doodled - a daemon to keep your doodle database up-to-date
doodled [OPTIONS] [FILENAMES]*
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.
-B LANG, --binary=LANG
Use the generic plaintext extractor for the language with the
2-letter language code LANG. See extract(1) for a list of
supported languages. Use this option to enable fulltext
indexing (for a particular language).
-d FILENAME, --database=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.
do not detach from the terminal (do not daemonize). Also will
print log messages to stderr if no logfile is specified.
include filenames (full path) in the set of keywords
print help page
-H ALGORITHM, --hash=ALGORITHM
Use the ALGORITHM to compute a hash of each file (possible
algorithms are md5, rmd160 and sha1).
-l LIBRARIES, --library=LIBRARIES
specify which libextractor plugins to use (for building the
index with -b or for printing information about files with -e)
-L FILENAME, --log=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.
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.
print the version number
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 "/var/lib/doodle".
Space-separated list of paths to exclude. Can be overridden
with the -P option.
Doodle depends on libextractor. You can download libextractor from
extract(1), doodle(1), fam(3), libdoodle(3)
libdoodle and doodle are released under the GPL.
Report bugs to mantis <http://gnunet.org/mantis/> 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