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Built-in filters: ExternalFilterProvider


This filter converts specific binary file formats to text using an external program or command as defined in textify.cfg.

Enabling and disabling

External filtering is enabled by default. To enable on a custom filter chain add ExternalFilterProvider to the filter chain.

To disable external filtering remove ExternalFilterProvider from the filter chain.

Configuring external filter programs

textify.cfg is used to define external programs that run for specified file extensions.

Configure Funnelback to index additional supported file types

Some additional options may need to be set depending on the type of collection being indexed to ensure the desired file types are downloaded and indexed.

Collection type Collection configuration option Description
web crawler.reject_files Ensure the file extension is not listed here
web crawler.accept_files If used ensure the file extension is listed here
web crawler.non_html Ensure the file extension is listed here
filecopy filecopy.filetypes Ensure the file extension is listed here
trimpush trim.extracted_file_types Ensure the file extension is listed here

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