- From: Mariano <mariano cano gmail com>
- To: dashboard-hackers gnome org
- Subject: Re: FilterCompressedFiles
- Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 00:45:04 +0100
On 2/4/07, Debajyoti Bera wrote:
> Will be interesting to create a filter that reads a configuration file
> that, and apply the filter to the mimetypes included in the config,
> extracting the information using the command-line tools and regular
> expressions described in the config?
Upon second thoughts, if FilterCompressedFiles does not do anything other than
extracting names and paths, then it can be already done using External
Filter. e.g. I use the following configuration to index the names of my rar
archives (requires the rar executable from rarlabs.com):
I am sure similar thing can be done with the other unsupported archive
formats. A separate filter would only make sense if it can extract
interesting properties of the archive or extract the archive contents.
Oh, that's exactly what is my question about. I didn't know anything
about the existence of FilterExternal.cs.
Now I see that FilterExternal is the correct way to implement this
kind of filters.
But I will improve it a bit adding a small support for regular
expressions, That will permit us to create a more powerful filter
without using a line of shell code to remove the unwanted data.
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