Recoll FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Recoll

What is Recoll?

Recoll is an open-source full-text search tool designed for Unix-like systems, including Linux and macOS. It allows users to easily search through large collections of documents and files on their computers.

How does Recoll work?

Recoll creates an index of the contents of your documents, allowing for fast and efficient searches. It supports various file formats and offers advanced search features like Boolean operators and wildcards.

Is Recoll free to use?

Yes, Recoll is open-source software distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is free to download, use, and modify.

What types of documents does Recoll support?

Recoll supports a wide range of file formats, including text documents, office documents (such as Word and Excel), PDFs, emails, and more.

Can I customize Recoll's indexing settings?

Yes, Recoll allows users to customize indexing settings, including which directories and file types are indexed and how often the index is updated.

Does Recoll have a graphical user interface (GUI)?

Yes, Recoll provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for searching and browsing search results. It also offers a command-line interface (CLI) for advanced users.

Can Recoll integrate with desktop environments?

Yes, Recoll integrates well with popular desktop environments like GNOME and KDE, providing seamless search capabilities directly from the desktop.