Directories can be excluded from Recoll indexing with the parameter skippedPaths in recoll.conf.

  1. Does this remove the skipped directory data from Xapian db if the directory was indexed earlier?
  2. If it doesn't, how can I remove the directory data from the Xapian db?

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Modifying the configuration file should cause the monitoring process to run an incremental indexing pass (as a new process actually), and this should cause the deletion from the index of the data for the new skippedPaths entry.

If you have a test case where this does not work, please detail it on the recoll issue tracker: https://framagit.org/medoc92/recoll/-/issues

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