Miscellaneous parameters


Log file verbosity 1-6. A value of 2 will print only errors and warnings. 3 will print information like document updates, 4 is quite verbose and 6 very verbose.


Log file destination. Use 'stderr' (default) to write to the console.


Override loglevel for the indexer.


Override logfilename for the indexer.


Destination file for external helpers standard error output. The external program error output is left alone by default, e.g. going to the terminal when the recoll[index] program is executed from the command line. Use /dev/null or a file inside a non-existent directory to completely suppress the output.


Override loglevel for the indexer in real time mode. The default is to use the idx... values if set, else the log... values.


Override logfilename for the indexer in real time mode. The default is to use the idx... values if set, else the log... values.


Override loglevel for the python module.


Override logfilename for the python module.


Do not purge data for deleted or inaccessible files This can be overridden by recollindex command line options and may be useful if some parts of the document set may predictably be inaccessible at times, so that you would only run the purge after making sure that everything is there.


Original location of the configuration directory. This is used exclusively for movable datasets. Locating the configuration directory inside the directory tree makes it possible to provide automatic query time path translations once the data set has moved (for example, because it has been mounted on another location).


Current location of the configuration directory. Complement orgidxconfdir for movable datasets. This should be used if the configuration directory has been copied from the dataset to another location, either because the dataset is readonly and an r/w copy is desired, or for performance reasons. This records the original moved location before copy, to allow path translation computations. For example if a dataset originally indexed as '/home/me/mydata/config' has been mounted to '/media/me/mydata', and the GUI is running from a copied configuration, orgidxconfdir would be '/home/me/mydata/config', and curidxconfdir (as set in the copied configuration) would be '/media/me/mydata/config'.


Indexing process current directory. The input handlers sometimes leave temporary files in the current directory, so it makes sense to have recollindex chdir to some temporary directory. If the value is empty, the current directory is not changed. If the value is (literal) tmp, we use the temporary directory as set by the environment (RECOLL_TMPDIR else TMPDIR else /tmp). If the value is an absolute path to a directory, we go there.


Script used to heuristically check if we need to retry indexing files which previously failed. The default script checks the modified dates on /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin. A relative path will be looked up in the filters dirs, then in the path. Use an absolute path to do otherwise.


Additional places to search for helper executables. This is used, e.g., on Windows by the Python code, and on Mac OS by the bundled recoll.app (because I could find no reliable way to tell launchd to set the PATH). The example below is for Windows. Use ':' as entry separator for Mac and Ux-like systems, ';' is for Windows only.


Length of abstracts we store while indexing. Recoll stores an abstract for each indexed file. The text can come from an actual 'abstract' section in the document or will just be the beginning of the document. It is stored in the index so that it can be displayed inside the result lists without decoding the original file. The idxabsmlen parameter defines the size of the stored abstract. The default value is 250 bytes. The search interface gives you the choice to display this stored text or a synthetic abstract built by extracting text around the search terms. If you always prefer the synthetic abstract, you can reduce this value and save a little space.


Truncation length of stored metadata fields. This does not affect indexing (the whole field is processed anyway), just the amount of data stored in the index for the purpose of displaying fields inside result lists or previews. The default value is 150 bytes which may be too low if you have custom fields.


Truncation length for all document texts. Only index the beginning of documents. This is not recommended except if you are sure that the interesting keywords are at the top and have severe disk space issues.


Name of the index-time synonyms file. This is used for indexing multiword synonyms as single terms, which in turn is only useful if you want to perform proximity searches with such terms.


"nice" process priority for the indexing processes. Default: 19 (lowest) Appeared with 1.26.5. Prior versions were fixed at 19.


Disable aspell use. The aspell dictionary generation takes time, and some combinations of aspell version, language, and local terms, result in aspell crashing, so it sometimes makes sense to just disable the thing.


Language definitions to use when creating the aspell dictionary. The value must match a set of aspell language definition files. You can type "aspell dicts" to see a list The default if this is not set is to use the NLS environment to guess the value. The values are the 2-letter language codes (e.g. 'en', 'fr'...)


Additional option and parameter to aspell dictionary creation command. Some aspell packages may need an additional option (e.g. on Debian Jessie: --local-data-dir=/usr/lib/aspell). See Debian bug 772415.


Set this to have a look at aspell dictionary creation errors. There are always many, so this is mostly for debugging.


Auxiliary database update interval. The real time indexer only updates the auxiliary databases (stemdb, aspell) periodically, because it would be too costly to do it for every document change. The default period is one hour.


Minimum interval (seconds) between processings of the indexing queue. The real time indexer does not process each event when it comes in, but lets the queue accumulate, to diminish overhead and to aggregate multiple events affecting the same file. Default 30 S.


Timing parameters for the real time indexing. Definitions for files which get a longer delay before reindexing is allowed. This is for fast-changing files, that should only be reindexed once in a while. A list of wildcardPattern:seconds pairs. The patterns are matched with fnmatch(pattern, path, 0) You can quote entries containing white space with double quotes (quote the whole entry, not the pattern). The default is empty. Example: mondelaypatterns = *.log:20 "*with spaces.*:30"


ionice class for the indexing process. Despite the misleading name, and on platforms where this is supported, this affects all indexing processes, not only the real time/monitoring ones. The default value is 3 (use lowest "Idle" priority).


ionice class level parameter if the class supports it. The default is empty, as the default "Idle" class has no levels.