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I would like to search my server (or even the entire local area network) for files with possibility of indexing (even the content of txt, pdf, ... files). I got suggested this link ( while starting this question. Is it any opensource alternative ? The only other network search tool I know of is google desktop which was not really intended for servers.

Any other suggestion would be appreciated. Server is Linux debian squeeze 6.0 if that can help.

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You may try solr. It's not an end to end tool, but more like a framework. But it's open source and it's made to index almost everything (including content), optimized for quick and flexible search.

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Thank you. Seems like now I know what to do this summer :D – user76949 Jun 7 '11 at 14:18

Tracker is a project that aims to replicate the functionality of OS X's Spotlight on Linux. I think you may be able to attach your own over-the-network interface to it.

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I tried it under Gentoo once for local searches. Didn't really like it much because it didn't work well. Might try to give him a second shot. Thanks. – user76949 Jun 7 '11 at 14:20

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