Introduction to GNU stalkerfs
GNU stalkerfs is a desktop search engine which gathers metadata not
only from the underlying filesystem(s) but also from files themselves.
This way it enables the user to find files using full-text search or
special-attributes search, like using the interpreter of a shell script.
It also supports file-tagging which enables the user to mark files
with tags and access those through a special directory structure.
The user-visible interface is a virtual filesystem based on FUSE,
which makes it possible to use stalkerfs from a command line only
without the need of a GUI. On the other hand, a GUI for GNU stalkerfs
only needs to write, modify and delete files in order to access
GNU stalkerfs is Free Software
and will be released under the terms of the
GNU GPL version 3 once ready.
Downloading GNU stalkerfs
GNU stalkerfs has yet to be released.
It is planned to release the first development version
in mid-July or early August 2008.
Currently the documentation has not been uploaded yet.
It will become available with the first public release
of GNU stalkerfs.
GNU stalkerfs now has three mailing lists:
The main discussion list is
and is used to discuss all aspects of GNU stalkerfs.
There is also a special list used for reporting bugs,
For details on submitting a bug report, please see the section
Report a Bug below.
CVS commit notifications are available through the read-only
To subscribe to any GNU stalkerfs mailing list, please send an empty mail
with a Subject: header line of just "subscribe" to the relevant -request
For example, to subscribe yourself to the main list, you would send mail to
with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe".
Request an Enhancement
If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions
of GNU stalkerfs, please use the task tracker at
Please remember that development of GNU stalkerfs is a volunteer effort,
and you can also contribute to its development.
For information about contributing to the GNU Project, please read
How to help GNU.
Report a Bug
If you think you have found a bug in GNU stalkerfs, then you either use
the bug tracker
at GNU Savannah or alternatively send as complete a report as possible to
GNU stalkerfs development is done on the appropiate savannah project.
GNU stalkerfs is currently maintained by Stephan Peijnik <email@example.com>.