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axi-cache allows to search packages very quickly, and it also interfaces with the shell command line completion in a smart way, providing context-sensitive keyword and tag suggestions even before the search command is actually run.
update-apt-xapian-index allows plugins to be installed in /usr/share/apt-xapian-index to index all sorts of extra information, such as Debtags tags, popcon information, package ratings and anything else that would fit.
The index generated by update-apt-xapian-index is self-documenting, as it contains an autogenerated README file with information on the index layout and all the data that can be found in it.
Repo: git://git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/apt-xapian-index.git http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/apt-xapian-index.git Idea: - Many data sources each maintain their own data, but provide a plugin to index that data in a single, big Xapian database. - Every data source has its own db (possibly easy to read plaintext) in /var/lib/somewhere - Every data source has a tool to keep th more»
Feel free to send me more examples, or to send me ports of these examples to other languages. This is a list of currently available Xapian ports: - C++: libxapian-dev - Perl: libsearch-xapian-perl - Ruby: libxapian-ruby1.8 - Python: python-xapian - Tcl: tclxapian - PHP: php5-xapian
AXI-CACHE(1) User Commands AXI-CACHE(1) NAME axi-cache - query the Apt Xapian Index SYNOPSIS axi-cache [options] command [args] DESCRIPTION Query the Apt Xapian index. Commands: search commands: axi-cache again [query] repeat the last search, possibly adding query terms axi-cache help more»
UPDATE-APT-XAPIAN-ISystem)Administration UUPDATE-APT-XAPIAN-INDEX(8) NAME update-apt-xapia more»
apt-xapian-index (0.45) unstable; urgency=low * Gracefully deal with plugins failing in their inf more»
apt-xapian-index was packaged by Enrico Zini <email@example.com> on Mon Oct 15 13:58:29 BST 2007 Up more»