What is tracker-miners?

I am wondering what it is and what it does. Does it track me and target ads at me? What does it do? What is it?

Gnome i assume?

Tracker is an efficient search engine and triplestore for desktop, embedded and mobile.

You can read more what uses this, it’s multiple programs / parts of Gnome DE:
https://gnome.pages.gitlab.gnome.org/tracker/overview/

Tracker Miners, a set of daemons which crawl the filesystem and extract metadata from many types of file to provide a system-wide search service.

Some smart-@ss decided to name it like that… :woozy_face:

So GNOME has another name? tracker-miners?

It is a project under the gnome umbrella. Specifically, it is a search engine/indexer.

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Please read the link :slight_smile:

Although i like your version :rofl:

So its the thing responsible for the “Search” button in the Overview?

You can read more what uses this, it’s multiple programs / parts of Gnome DE:
https://gnome.pages.gitlab.gnome.org/tracker/overview/

Tracker Miners, a set of daemons which crawl the filesystem and extract metadata from many types of file to provide a system-wide search service.

Got it. Names can be confusing sometimes.

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I guess the only less intelligent way to name a deamon would be “virus”.

:man_facepalming:t3:

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