Stable release3.7.2[1] Edit this on Wikidata (24 April 2024; 3 days ago (24 April 2024)) [±]
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like systems (Linux and others)
TypeSearch tool

Tracker is a file indexing and search framework for Linux and other Unix-like systems. It is written in the C programming language.

Tracker has been adopted by the GNOME desktop environment and is heavily integrated into GNOME Shell and GNOME Files.

At its core, Tracker is a general-purpose SPARQL-based database; although it is developed together with the file indexer component, it may be used to store or access any kind of data that follows the RDF data model (such as querying Wikidata).

One of the developers of the Conduit application has suggested using Tracker to create "a metadata-enabled GNOME",[2] similar to using Strigi as an indexer for a metadata framework in KDE Software Compilation 4.

See also


  1. ^ "NEW in 3.7.2 - 2024-04-24".
  2. ^ John Stowers. "A Metadata Enabled GNOME - Johns Blog". Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-27.