MDFinder(1) GNUstep Finder application




This manual page documents briefly the MDFinder GNUstep application.

MDFinder is a an application to search items already indexed by the GWMetadata desktop search and indexing system, a GNUstep implementation of MacOS X's proprietary Spotlight (or Beagle/Tracker). Searches can be saved and are automatically updated if the corresponding files change. Indexing is done in the background and is switched off by default. To enable it and configure the search path, use the dedicated module in the SystemPreferences(1) application.

There are several accompanying programs which normally are not intended to be invoked directly by the user. Some of them run as daemons and are launched automatically. Here is a short description:


This daemon is responsible for maintaining the indexing database, located at $HOME/GNUstep/Library/gmds.


Runs in the background (if indexing is turned on) and extracts file contents, updating the database.


See mdfind(1).


Like most GNUstep applications, MDFinder does not support any command-line options (except the standard GNUstep ones).


MDFinder and GWMetadata were written by Enrico Sersale.

This manual page was added by Yavor Doganov <[email protected]> for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have one.


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