Thanks for this very useful program. I am just getting started with 1.1.3 on
How can I include files which have no file extension into the index as text
files? Thunderbird stores email in ascii text files with no extension. I can
read and search these files with notepad or word (or any text editor), but
because they have no file extension, docfetcher ignores the contents. I can
change the folder name (in T'bird) to folder.txt and docfetcher will index
them but it seems there should be a more straightforward way to do this.
Regards and Best Wishes, Bob
Sorry, at the moment DocFetcher doesn't support indexing files with no
extension. You might have some luck though with writing a regex pattern that
matches all those files and turns the "mime-type detection" on, which will
cause DocFetcher to recognize them as plain text files. For more info about
regexes, have a look at the manual subpage "Regular expressions".
q:-) <= Quang
Not necessary to apologize that your very excellent program is not quite
perfect. The real villian here is T'bird which creates files without an
I followed your suggestion without success. Namely, I added a line to the
exclude files/detect mime type list, I put a single period . in the Pattern
(regex) column, and changed the Action to "Detect mime type (slower)". But
Docfetcher does not seem to have indexed the files.
sorry if this message is a duplicate, the first time didn't seem to work
The single period won't work, because it only matches filenames that are one
The first pattern matches any filename, and the second one any filename that
doesn't contain a period (= filename without extension).
The second option seems to have worked.
Thanks for the help.
can you please exactly explain the steps?
On the indexing dialog, there's a file exclusion table. Add a new exclusion rule to that table with the following values:
Match Against: Filename
Action: Detect mime-type
cool&thanks it works! :) however a feature request,
if docfetcher index unix plain text inbox style emails
that'd be great ! :)
mozilla thunderbird saves them in those formats (without extensions on unix, not sure about windows though)
I'm aware of MBOX, but I don't have time to work on new features at the moment.
no problem, thanks much for writing the app first hand :)
I also vote for mbox support someday; I just bumped into the same issue trying to index my mail. Thanks for posting the workaround - it worked for me to get the files indexed.
Thanks for a great app!