Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 28, 2012Index
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zeitgeist-daemon - D-Bus interface providing a log of activities
is daemon providing an activity log. That is,
it consists of a central database for events such as file usage, browser
history, calendar entries, etc.
All this information is made available to external applications which
communicate with zeitgeist-daemon over D-Bus. Interested
applications can request information, insert new events or delete
Zeitgeist is also capable of establishing relationships between
activities. Its purpose is enabling an activity-aware desktop with
adaptive user interfaces.
By default, zeitgeist-daemon will also start the bundled
logging application zeitgeist-datahub.
The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with
options starting with two dashes (`--'). A summary of options is
Do not start zeitgeist-datahub together with this daemon.
- -r, --replace
Replace any existing Zeitgeist instance if there is one already
running. If this option isn't used, zeitgeist-daemon will
refuse to start if another running instance is found.
Specifies how much information should be printed to the standard output.
Possible values are: DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR, CRITICAL.
Specifies a file to which log output will be appended.
- -q, --quit
Stop a currently running Zeitgeist instance and exit. This lets
Zeitgeist finish any operation it may currently be doing.
- -v, --version
Shows which version of Zeitgeist is being executed.
- -h, --help
Shows a short help message listing all supported options.
Overrides the directory where user data files are placed. The default
value is that of XDG's data dir (usually ~/.local/share/zeitgeist).
This variable lets you specify an override for the filename of the main
database. The default value is $ZEITGEIST_DATA_PATH/activity.sqlite.
This variable lets you specify an override for the filename of a possible
database backup. The default value is $ZEITGEIST_DATA_PATH/activity.sqlite.bck.
This variable lets you specify comma separated list of extension names which
shouldn't be loaded. The names are extracted from type names of the extensions,
so to disable extension with type name ZeitgeistDataSourceRegistry, value
of the variable should be DataSourceRegistry.
: zeitgeist-daemon will shut itself down in a clean way.
It is recommended that system updates of Zeitgeist send this signal to
all running instances of zeitgeist-daemon. DBus activation will make sure
the updated software is automatically restarted when needed.
Zeitgeist terminated normally.
An unspecified error occurred.
There is already a running Zeitgeist instance.
Could not access the database file.
The database file is locked.
Please report any bugs on https://bugs.launchpad.net/zeitgeist.
Please see the AUTHORS file bundled with this application for
a complete list of contributors.
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 2.1 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
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