The way I got Swish to index org files was to create a script that
generated an xml file
or html 
that it could index. This is probably a general strategy for these tools.

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> Roland Everaert <> writes:
>> Hello all,
>> I am interested in a search/indexing engine targeting the org format,
>> too.
>> My interest comes from the fact that I have a growing number of org
>> files and as org-mode has no file archiving feature, AFAIK, searching
>> needs more and more time to complete.
>> Moving files, that are no more necessary, outside of my org-directories,
>> can be tedious and prone to moving the wrong file to the wrong location.
>> Hence, an indexer could comes in handy, especially if it is optimised
>> for the Org format (i.e.: it knows what are categories, tags,
>> properties, etc in an Org file).
> I think this last point is key. Most full-text search engines provide
> config options for defining fields, or "facets", which in theory we
> could set up to parse tags/properties/timestamps. My guess is that any
> of the major contenders (solr, xapian, lucene) would work pretty much as
> well as any of the others -- for our purposes, they probably only differ
> in the details. Xapian might be considered "in the family" from a
> license standpoint, but I don't know that that matters too much.
> It would be fun to provide an Org indexing config for one of these
> engines, and then build the Agenda on top of it.

Professor John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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