being forced to include $HOME in there confuses me:
If I set it to “Not Indexed” yet index its parent (in this case /) does that mean that $HOME is specifically blacklisted from the index, or is the preference ignored because its hierarchical superior is indexed?
If it is set to “Indexed”, do I waste CPU cycles indexing it 2 times?
i was confused about this as well (still am) because i had the enable check mark activated and only /home listed as ‘indexed’ for quite some time before coming here and asking why my photos and audio files had no meta data showing in dolphin.
once i added another folder below the /home in the list, then it finally started to index both that folder and the contents of home (images on my desktop started to show size info, etc) .
so i’m not sure why it’s there, as you still need to add a delete able folder for the indexing to start (even on /home)
On Linux with dedicated single partition, HOME is the only place where a regular user (non root) can download and paste their files without needing privileges. So it’s totally logical to have it as default indexed.
And you have the option to disable indexing on it, so there is no benefit from removing it.
Indexing “/” seems to be dangerous, you will have a big index plus high CPU usage after each install or upgrade for thousands of files that you will never search for like libraries and docs files.