I'm looking for a solution in Ubuntu that indexes PDF (and ps?) files for searching later.
The criteria would be:
- Compatibility: Often extracting text varies, depending on what software was used to create the PDF. Some PDFs can also be "locked", which I guess one should respect.
- Search functionality: wildcards, regex's, "fuzzy" matching.
- Speed of search
In my case I want to index a folder of academic journal articles, hence the requirement that it works consistently regardless of what software created the PDF. I'm already using a reference manager so would rather not replace that.
For example: A good front-end to Beagle, and a plugin that allows it to index PDFs would be perfect.