I use recoll 1.26.3 (french version) xapian 1.4.14 with mint 20.04

My recoll doesn't index files with py as filename suffix.

  • I have no "missing helper"
  • I have no problem indexing .odt, .rpg, .pdf, .txt and similar filetypes.

In "index mime type" I find "text/x-python" but no way

  • I have the same version of Recoll and the same problem. Try a search by File name with .py. Do you have this message : ERROR: module 'cgi' has no attribute 'escape'… ?
    – Gounou
    Sep 15, 2021 at 11:36
  • Hello gounou, No, I haven't any error message. The file i am looking for, is totally ignored. A search by file name finds the file BUT i want to search file containing some string. If i specify "ext:py" recoll finds files as "my_script.py". BUT i want to search for a string inside the file!
    – carnussien
    Sep 15, 2021 at 14:48

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I have found a solution: I have upgraded to recoll 1.31.0 and rebuilt the index.

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