Reading through all the comments - it seems to me that there are two
problems to tackle:

1) Determine which files are interesting for the user - this can be done
with the Taskview API

2) Keep track of these files - this must be done with inotify, as there
are many programs which don't notify anybody about file changes. (e.g
mv, batch-renamer, ...). There is still the problem of "offline" (we are
not running) changes, but I don't see any solution except scanning the
whole filesystems, which is also very suboptimal.

Of course there is a bit redundancy between 1 and 2 (e.g. move already
known files with nautilus) and must be filtered out.

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Monitoring Create/Move/Copy Files events
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/602211
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Status in Zeitgeist Framework: Confirmed
Status in Zeitgeist Datahub: Incomplete

Bug description:
An issue we are facing at the moment is that ppl lose track of there files in a 
timeline if the file was moved around or renamed. I would propose using 
taskview or patch nautilus to actually grab those events and either:
1) Modify the uris in the uris table
2) Create a new table with    | new_id | old_uri_id | event | to map uris to 
their actual ids and the event that allowed the change, this would allow us to 
track a history of renaming or moving a file. It will look a bit like the 
following:

9 | 9 | 48124  # CREATE EVENT
12 | 9 | 48126 # MOVE EVENT

In other words the last row means uri 12 was moved from uri 9 with event 48126






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