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
1.20-32 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 1.32
GUI: added a collapsible side pane for quick filtering on dates or directories.
Windows: real time indexing.
Showing duplicates now uses a spreadsheet like the result table for easy access to the duplicate files.
Fixed the temporary copy open dialog (again!).
The default mimeview and mimeconf configuration files were separated into generic and system-specific parts to avoid update errors (no consequences for users).
Renamed all Python input handler with a .py extension. This is relied on on Windows rather than listing an explicit python interpreter.
Added %l specification to viewer definitions for opening at a specific line.
Misc small bug fixes.
Minor releases at a glance
GUI side panel filters: make sure the filter is applied even if set before the query.
GUI side panel directory filter: compute the tree from the index, not the file system, to allow filtering data from external indexes. Update the tree when an indexing completes.
Implement whole UI scaling factor (fonts only, no icons).
Orgmode: add orgmodesubdocs configuration variable to decide if we index whole files or create subdocuments for nodes. Also index text before the first heading.
GUI: fix path translation for importing an index from Windows.
Windows: fix RECOLL_EXTRA_DBS support.