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Beagle

Beagle

Beagle is a search system for Linux and other such modern Unix-like systems, enabling the user to search documents, chat logs, email and contact lists in a similar way to Spotlight in Mac OS X, or Google Desktop.

Beagle is a Linux desktop-independent service which transparently and unobtrusively indexes your data in real-time.

Beagle includes a GNOME-based graphical tool and a web based interface for searching its indexes. It also provides programming interfaces (in C#, C, and Python) so that any application can plug into Beagle's searching and indexing power.

Beagle uses the Lucene indexing system from the Apache project and the prodigious Doug Cutting, ported to .NET by George Aroush.

 Beagle 0.3.9

Price
Free to download

Size
1.8MB

License
X11/MIT License, Apache License

Developer
Joe Shaw, Jon Trowbridge, Nat Friedman, Todd Berman, Michael Levy, and more than a dozen other contributors

Website
beagle-project.org (parked)

System Requirements
Mono 1.2.4 or newer
glib-sharp2 2.4.0 or newer for the indexing daemon
gtk-sharp2 and gnome-sharp2 2.4.0 or newer (to use the GNOME-based user interface)
NDesk-DBus 0.5.2 or newer. NDesk-DBus is used to query Hal for battery and AC status
GMime 2.2.0 or newer. GMime is used to parse email messages
sqlite3
libexif 0.5 or newer, for extracting metadata from image files
taglib# for extracting metadata from audio files
scrnsaver.h file from X
zip
glib-2.6 (or newer) and libxml-2.6.19 (or newer)

Support:
Planet Beagle, Beagle Demos, Peagle, Beagle++

Selected Reviews:
Softpedia

Beagle lets you find:

  • Documents
  • Emails and attachments
  • Web history
  • IM/IRC conversations
  • Addressbook contacts
  • Calender appointments
  • Notes
  • Source Code
  • Images
  • Music/Video files
  • Archives and their contents
  • Applications

Beagle supports the following data sources:

and extracts text and metadata from the following file formats:

  • Folders
  • Office Documents
    • OpenOffice.org (sxw, sxc, sxi and more)
    • OpenDocument (odt, ods, odp)
    • Microsoft Office (doc, xls, ppt)
    • AbiWord (abw)
    • Scribus (sla)
    • Rich Text Format (rtf)
    • PDF
  • Text Documents
    • HTML (xhtml, html, htm)
    • Source code (Boo, C, C++, C#, Fortran, Java, JavaScript, Lisp, Matlab, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Scilab and Shell scripts)
    • LaTeX
    • Plain text (txt, any plain text file that isn't filed under any other category)
  • Documentation/Help Documents
    • Texinfo
    • Man pages -gzip and bzip2 compressed man pages 
    • Docbook
    • Monodoc
    • Windows help files (chm)
  • Images (jpeg, png, bmp, tiff, gif, svg)
    • F-Spot and Digikam tags in the images are also indexed
  • Audio (mp3, ogg, flac, ape, mpc, m4a, aac, tracker, amiga audio, wma)
    • m3u and pls playlists
  • Video (mpeg, asf, wmv, mng, mp4, quicktime and other formats supported by MPlayer or Totem)
  • Archive files (zip, tar, gzip, bzip2) and their contents
  • Application launchers
  • Linux packages (ebuild, rpm, dpkg)
  • Generic XSLT files

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