Mlocate instead of Qsirch

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Mlocate instead of Qsirch

Postby ewster » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:33 pm

Qsirch was a huge disappointment for me. Took days to build an index. Then a version update happened and suddenly it wanted to rebuild the entire index again.

Instead of that, I ran mlocate on another linux box with 20TB of data dropped under it with NFS. Took about an hour to build that index that Qsirch struggled with over two days. And I can grep the output and do useful things with it, instead of being locked into a GUI.

Please QNAP, just let us geeks have mlocate on the QNAP box so the CLI can be fully functional once more.

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Re: Mlocate instead of Qsirch

Postby schumaku » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:08 am

Several requests for making mlocate available already - no need for yet another request.

But sorry, comparing mlocate with Qsirch is a joke. Qsirch does index almost anything, full text, many formats, file tags, ... mlocate does index a tree of folders and file names only.

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Re: Mlocate instead of Qsirch

Postby Moogle Stiltzkin » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:30 pm

in qsirch some of the contained info can also be excluded, if you want to take the time to adjust the settings. you can also set to exclude certain areas from being added into qsirch results.

not familiar with mlocate, but if i were to make a comparison to an alternative, i would say treesize which i tested does work with qnap. has way more advance stuff you can do. But for my own purposes i found that qsirch suffices.
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Re: Mlocate instead of Qsirch

Postby joaster » Sat May 06, 2017 6:24 pm

@Moogle did you find a way to exclude NFS shares from indexing by any way (GUI or CLI)? I still cannot use Qsirch because I am using NFS shares (see "How to exclude NFS shares in Qsirch 2.2.1" - viewtopic.php?f=121&t=126517&p=575023&hilit=qsirch+nfs#p571973).
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Re: Mlocate instead of Qsirch

Postby GuillaumeJ » Thu May 11, 2017 2:55 am

We really need a fast, file-name only alternative to qsirch

I don't need full content indexing, I just need to search by filenames.

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