← Baloo/Configuration You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, Administrators, trusted, KDEDevelopers. You can view and copy the source of this page. This page documents all of the values that can be used to configure Baloo File Indexing. The config file is generally present as <code>~/.config/baloofilerc</code> for Frameworks 5 (including Plasma 5), and <code>~/.kde4/share/apps/config/baloofilerc</code> in the kdelibs 4.x world (old Plasma). === Enable / Disable === [Basic Settings] Indexing-Enabled=true This can be changed to true / false. === First Run === [General] first run=false This `first run` config value determines if Baloo has run through the entire file system and checked every file for indexing. If you ever delete the baloo db manually, this should be set to false so that baloo scans the entire file system tree again on startup. === Exclude Filters === [General] exclude filters=autom4te,*.rcore,CTestTestfile.cmake,*.o,*.omf,.hg,*.m4,*.orig,.obj,moc_*.cpp,conftest,.pch,.xsession-errors*,CMakeTmpQmake,*.tmp,qrc_*.cpp,po,.svn,.histfile.*,lzo,.bzr,.git,litmain.sh,cmake_install.cmake,CMakeFiles,*.pc,*.nvram,*.elc,*.la,.moc,CMakeCache.txt,confdefs.h,*.gmo,*.csproj,*.rej,config.status,lost+found,confstat,*.pyc,_darcs,CVS,.uic,*.part,libtool,*.aux,*.po,CMakeTmp,Makefile.am,*.lo,ui_*.h,*.loT,*~,*.moc,*.vm*,*.class,core-dumps This list of patterns is run against each file in order to determine if the file should be indexed. === Exclude Mimetypes === [General] exclude mimetypes=text/plain, image/jpeg By default a lot of source code is not indexed === Exclude Folders === [General] exclude folders[$e]=$HOME/FolderA/,$HOME/FolderB/ This list is comma separated and is used to check which directories should never be indexed. By default this list is empty. === Include Folders === [General] folders[$e]=$HOME/ This list governs which folders Baloo should index recursively. By default, it will index your $HOME directory. The <code>$e</code> allows environment variable expansion. For example, if you have a Windows drive mounted at <code>/media/Windows</code>, here is a sample line to index some common folders of user "Alice". folders[$e]=$HOME/,/media/Windows/Users/Alice/Desktop/,/media/Windows/Users/Alice/Documents/,/media/Windows/Users/Alice/Downloads/,/media/Windows/Users/Alice/Music/,/media/Windows/Users/Alice/Pictures/,/media/Windows/Users/Alice/Videos/ === Only index Files Names === [General] only basic indexing=true This will trigger Baloo to only index the filename. == Reindexing == After changing what Baloo indexes, you may have to make Baloo index existing files. Entering the command <kbd>balooctl check</kbd> in a terminal ''should'' make Baloo search for unindexed files and index them. If this doesn't happen, you can manually tell Baloo to index specific files with a terminal command like <kbd>balooctl index ''local/path/to/file1 path/to/file2 ...</kbd>. Return to Baloo/Configuration. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/Baloo/Configuration"