Initial release of Pathena Desktop Search
Ben Di Vito
bdivito at cox.net
Tue Nov 1 03:46:10 CET 2005
Pathena is a new experimental application for indexing files on
desktops running Unix-family operating systems. It was designed with
technically oriented users in mind. Pathena consists of a PostgreSQL
server plus a GUI client implemented with Python and Tkinter.
Tsearch2, a companion package distributed with PostgreSQL, provides
the full-text search engine.
Search features enable users to find files based on path name or file
content. User-defined profiles guide the discovery of relevant items
within the user's file system. The initial set of supported file
types includes text and source files, e-mail messages in 'maildir'
format, various document types, and assorted others.
Pathena is registered on PgFoundry, the PostgreSQL Development Group's
site for developing and publishing PostgreSQL-related software.
A longer description of the tool is available on the home page:
A project page is also available on PgFoundry:
The release can be downloaded from either place.
Ben Di Vito
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