[ANNOUNCEMENT] - fscrawler 2.5 released

The FSCrawler team is pleased to announce the FSCrawler 2.5 release!


FS Crawler offers a simple way to index binary files into elasticsearch.


Download FSCrawler 2.5:

wget https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/fr/pilato/elasticsearch/crawler/fscrawler/2.5/fscrawler-2.5.zip

Start FS crawler with:

bin/fscrawler job_name

FS crawler will read a local file (default to ~/.fscrawler/{job_name}/_settings.json).
If the file does not exist, FS crawler will propose to create your first job.

$ bin/fscrawler job_name
18:28:58,174 WARN  [f.p.e.c.f.FsCrawler] job [job_name] does not exist
18:28:58,177 INFO  [f.p.e.c.f.FsCrawler] Do you want to create it (Y/N)?
18:29:05,711 INFO  [f.p.e.c.f.FsCrawler] Settings have been created in [~/.fscrawler/job_name/_settings.json]. Please review and edit before relaunch

Create a directory named /tmp/es or c:\tmp\es, add some files you want to index in it and start again:

$ bin/fscrawler job_name
18:30:34,330 INFO  [f.p.e.c.f.FsCrawlerImpl] Starting FS crawler
18:30:34,332 INFO  [f.p.e.c.f.FsCrawlerImpl] FS crawler started in watch mode. It will run unless you stop it with CTRL+C.
18:30:34,682 INFO  [f.p.e.c.f.FsCrawlerImpl] FS crawler started for [job_name] for [/tmp/es] every [15m]

More details in the documentation.

Some of the new features

  • #585: Add a filter by content option . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #584: Ignore files bigger than X . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #583: Add hocr option for Tesseract-based OCR . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #582: Allow path partial matching . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #580: Add support for Last Accessed date and Created date . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #577: Add support for cloud id . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #567: Add File Permissions to generated documents . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #564: Add custom tags to documents . Thanks to gpcmol.
  • #563: Add support for bulk size in bytes with unit . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #520: Allow setting Tesseract path to executable and data . Thanks to dadoonet.

Some of the fixed Bugs

  • #579: Fix wrong detection of removed settings . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #553: excludes doesn't appear to work with subdirectories/paths . Thanks to a344254.
  • #547: fscrawler throws error when using flag --loop 1 . Thanks to jeanp413.
  • #544: Allow using store_source without indexing content . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #526: Raw fields should be considered as text/keyword . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #490: Missing ES pipeline shows up in fscrawler logs but REST API returns JSON with "ok": True . Thanks to shadiakiki1986.
  • #486: Includes and Excludes should not be case sensitive . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #475: add setPipeline call when using REST . Thanks to shadiakiki1986.
  • #461: ES Pipeline is not working in Rest API . Thanks to suresh-nataraj.
  • #448: Fscrawler missing the field file.extension when indexing through Rest API . Thanks to suresh-nataraj.
  • #444: Tesseract not detected on Windows . Thanks to HBKarlHolzinger.
  • #439: ES Documents missing - Date Mapping issue in RAW field . Thanks to suresh-nataraj.
  • #409: Indexed document is not deleted . Thanks to faizalpribadi.
  • #327: Indexing Json document via bulk indexing folders also . Thanks to Spandana-Sai.

Some of the changes

  • #588: Update Maven plugins and Libs . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #569: Update to elasticsearch 6.3.2 . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #554: Use _doc doc type instead of doc . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #542: Update to Tika 1.18 . Thanks to dadoonet.
  • #457: Add more info in case of bulk failures . Thanks to dadoonet.

Have fun!
-FSCrawler team

@dadoonet sir i want to import my pdfs into elastic search instance....can you pls provide me the steps for this

@Technical_Stuffer_S The documentation explains all that. If you don't understand the documentation please open a new question in #elasticsearch forum with all what you did. I'll be happy to help.

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