Filter writing becomes even easier

Writing beagle filters became even easier. Joe checked in FilterExternal with 
which the output of any program can be indexed. (As of now only text output 
can be indexed, metadata/properties can not be indexed).

For e.g. to index the text content of tex files, find any tex2ascii or tex2txt 
program which outputs the txt content to stdout and create an entry in 
external-filters.xml (its in the prefix/etc/beagle) like this:


The next time beagle crawler finds .tex files, it will run tex2ascii on the 
file and index the text of the output. For more information, see the file 
beagle/Filters/external-filters.xml .

You dont even need to know C# ... some command-line tools, maybe a little bit 
scripting and you can index any file on your computer (beagle already covers 
the major formats ... whatever rest isnt yet covered can be covered via 
this). Isnt it cool ?

- dBera

Debajyoti Bera @
beagle / KDE fan
Mandriva / Inspiron-1100 user

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