Installing over an older version and other notes
Ubuntu commands installed as snap packages can’t create arbitrary
files under /tmp. This is for example the case by default for pdftk which
is used by Recoll to extract PDF attachments. For best results, set TMPDIR
to a location which belongs to you (e.g. inside your home, with something
1.20-30 indexes are fully backward compatible. No need to reindex when upgrading.
Always reset the index if you do not know by which version it was created
(e.g.: you’re not sure it’s at least 1.18). The best method is to quit all
Recoll programs and delete the index directory
rm -rf ~/.recoll/xapiandb), then start
recollindex -z will do the same in most, but not all, cases. It’s better
to use the
rm method, which will also ensure that no debris from
older releases remain (e.g.: old stemming files which are not used any
On Windows, the index is located by default in
Case/diacritics sensitivity is off by default. It can be turned on only by editing recoll.conf ( see the manual). If you do so, you must then reset the index.
Changes in Recoll 1.31
GUI: modified shortcuts were not read from the preferences !
Query language. Add support for "issub" pseudo field to select standalone (issub:0) or embedded (issub:1) results.
Aspell: execute the command to retrieve the suggestions instead of loading the library. This will avoid an aspell error from crashing the whole program.
GUI: we didn’t show the last snippet in "Show snippets"
GUI: fix issue with Ctrl+0 in result table.
Indexer: add "Flushing" state, which will be displayed by the GUI and explain pauses while indexing.
Minor releases at a glance
Windows: KNOWN BUG: the dvu text extraction script does not work. You can get a working one to be copied into
c:/program files (x86)/recoll/share/filtershere