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Wishlist: Let user specify files and folders to ignore

Bug #263177 reported by Thiago Teixeira on 2008-08-31
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Do Plugins
Wishlist
Chris S.

Bug Description

Currently, with the "Files and Folders" plugin, users can choose which folders should be indexed by Gnome-do. However, there is no way to specify which files and folders should be *ignored*.

This is important for people who, like me, has a couple of huge folders (over 50000 items) whose files have meaningless names. In my case, these are the frames of many video files, which I must save as images for faster processing in scientific computing packages -- but for other people these may be pictures downloaded directly from their camera (which usually have names like ABC0011234.jpg). Having these files indexed takes a lot of processing (my processor was at 50% for a few *minutes*), and since their names are meaningless, they are not going to be called directly in Gnome-do anyway.

If my hierarchy is like this:

home
-- john
---- work
------ important
------ stuff
------ that
------ should
------ be
------ indexed
------ ...
------ ignore_me

Right now, users have to tell gnome-do to index each subfolder in /home/john/work individually, and then omit "ignore_me" from the list. It would be much easier if they could just tell Gnome do to index /home/john/work, and to ignore /home/john/work/ignore_me

Changed in do:
status: New → Invalid
Chris S. (cszikszoy) on 2009-01-12
Changed in do-plugins:
assignee: nobody → cszikszoy
Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

This feature is implemented in the 0.7.95 release, I believe. Feel free to reopen if it is not.

Changed in do-plugins:
status: New → Fix Released

Chris S. is actively working on this.

Changed in do-plugins:
status: Fix Released → In Progress
Chris S. (cszikszoy) on 2009-02-01
Changed in do-plugins:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Chris S. (cszikszoy) wrote :

Finally marking this as fix committed, do-plugins/trunk revno 563

Changed in do-plugins:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Chris S. (cszikszoy) on 2009-03-14
Changed in do-plugins:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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