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DocFetcher is an Open Source desktop search application: It allows you to perform fast searches for all documents in a given set of folders that contain certain keywords. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository. The application is currently available for Windows and GTK-based Linux distributions.
Required: Java Runtime Environment
A Java Runtime Environment (JRE), version 1.5 or higher, is required. You can download it from here. To find out what JRE version you have, open a command prompt and type in "java -version".
For Linux users it is recommended to use the official Java Runtime from Sun instead of the other, partly incomplete implementations of Java, both for compatibility and performance reasons.
The Windows version runs on Windows 98, XP and Vista. Other Windows operating systems may also work, but have not been tested and are not officially supported.
* Windows Installer
* Portable version (requires no installation)What is the currently best Desktop Search software?Example...:
* You specify one or more folders to make searchable, e.g. "C:\MyDocuments".
* DocFetcher extracts the text from all documents in "C:\MyDocuments" that it is able to read, e.g. HTML, MS Word documents and PDF, and stores the result of this processing in "index files". The indexing process might take a few minutes (600 documents = about 3 min.).
* Now you can type keywords into DocFetcher's search box, e.g. "fourier analysis", hit Enter, and DocFetcher will list all documents inside "C:\MyDocuments" that contain these words - most of the time in less than a second.
* What if the original document repository is changed? Then the index files will get out of sync with the repository, obviously. However: (1) DocFetcher can listen to file system events and automatically update its index files when it's running. (2) In constrast to completely (re-)building an index, an index update is usually a matter of seconds.Supported Document Formats:
* HTML and plain text (both customizable)
* Portable Document Format (pdf)
* Microsoft Office Word (doc), Excel (xls) and PowerPoint (ppt)
* OpenOffice.org Writer, Calc, Draw and Impress
* Rich Text Format (rtf)
* AbiWord (abw, abw.gz, zabw)
* Microsoft Compiled HTML Help (chm)
* Microsoft Visio (vsd)Features:
* Detection of HTML pairs (e.g. "foo.htm" and a folder named "foo_files")
* Various file operations on the document repository (e.g. creating folders, inserting new files) can be performed through DocFetcher's interface.
* Customizable text and HTML file extensions (e.g. "nfo", "cpp", "java", "py", "shtml", and so on)
* Regular expression based exclusion of files from indexing
* Automatic index updates on changes to the indexed documents (optional).
* Preview panel with search-term highlighting and a simple built-in web browser
* Search results can be sorted and filtered according to different criteria (filetype, filesize, path, etc.).
* A portable version for both Windows and Linux is available, which, amongst other things, is useful in combination with volume encryption (TrueCrypt).http://docfetcher.so...forge.net/index.html