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Baloo is a utility included in the KDE/Plasma software suite that indexes and searches files for metadata.
Baloo includes a userspace utility to manage its functionality:
Usage: balooctl [options] command status enable disable purge suspend resume check index clear config monitor indexSize failed Options: -f, --format <format> Output format <multiline|json|simple>. The default format is "multiline". Only applies to "balooctl status <file>" -v, --version Displays version information. -h, --help Displays help on commandline options. --help-all Displays help including Qt specific options. Arguments: command The command to execute status Print the status of the indexer enable Enable the file indexer disable Disable the file indexer purge Remove the index database suspend Suspend the file indexer resume Resume the file indexer check Check for any unindexed files and index them index Index the specified files clear Forget the specified files config Modify the Baloo configuration monitor Monitor the file indexer indexSize Display the disk space used by index failed Display files which could not be indexed
Check indexing status
... Baloo File Indexer is running Indexer state: Indexing file content ...
Baloo is using 100% of one CPU core
When Baloo is running it will use 100% of one CPU core. To disable indexing (which will impact the ability to search for files) see the disable section above.
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