ssindex man page

ssindex — generate index data for spreadsheet files


ssindex [Options] [FILES]


This manual page briefly documents the ssindex command.

ssindex is a command line utility to generate index data for various spreadsheet file formats. It is primarily used by the Beagle indexing sub-system and search aggregator.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with single letter options starting with a single dash (`-') and longer options starting with two dashes (`--').

Main options

-E, --import-encoding=ENCODING
Specify an encoding for imported content
-i, --index
Index the given files
-m, --list-mime-types
List the MIME types which ssindex is able to read

Help options

-v, --version
Display ssindex's version
-?, --help
Display the supported options
Display a brief usage message

Path options

-L, --lib-dir=STRING
Set the root library directory
-D, --data-dir=STRING
Adjust the root data directory


ssindex is licensed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL), version 2 or 3. For information on this license look at the source code that came with the software or see the GNU project page.


ssindex's primary author is Jody Goldberg <>; ssindex builds on the gnumeric codebase.

The initial version of this manpage was written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>.

See Also

beagled(1), gnumeric(1), ssconvert(1), ssdiff(1) ssgrep(1)

The Gnumeric Homepage.

The GNOME project page.

Referenced By

gnumeric(1), ssconvert(1), ssdiff(1), ssgrep(1).

2009-02-08 gnumeric GNOME