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How do I disable tracker in GNOME?

asked 2011-11-09 19:42:22 -0500

Rob Spanton gravatar image

updated 2017-01-13 15:24:06 -0500

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I was having performance problems, and I discovered that tracker was churning through my filesystem. This is an infeasible task for it, as it contains an extremely large number of files.

How do I disable it?

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answered 2014-08-16 01:07:53 -0500

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updated 2014-08-16 01:13:00 -0500

in the end, after ahving tried all this I just got rid of it by disabling the dbus scripts that launch tracker in /usr/share/dbus-1/services. Just remove or rename the files in there with tracker1 in it.

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answered 2017-12-22 03:48:38 -0500

you kill the tracker process with this script.

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