What is a session?

A session is an indexing run of FileTrove. When you start FileTrove with the flag “-i”, a new session will be created.

What is a session UUID?

Every session gets a unique identifier, a randomly created id. All files and directories are connected to this UUID. You also need this UUID to export a session.

How can I get the UUID for a specific session?

You can get a list of all session UUIDs by running ./ftrove -l. In the column UUID the ids are listed.

On MacOS FileTrove refuses to start. What to do?

Some years ago Apple introduced in MacOS Gatekeeper. This technology is designed to make sure that only trusted software runs on your Apple computer. While this is in general a good thing, despite not being perfect, trusted means signed and advocated by Apple, needing a payed service. It also gets in the way when rapidly publishing releases. As a result you have to allow FileTrove (ftrove and admftrove) explicitly. You can do that by following this steps, more information can be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202491

  1. Open System Settings
  2. Click Privacy & Security, scroll down, and click the “Open Anyway” button to confirm your intent to open or install the app.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me: steffen AT fritz-itc.de

More technical information:

  1. Every commit to Github is signed with GnuPG.
  2. Future prod releases will also be signed with GnuPG and the asc file will be added to the release.

I found a bug. What to do?

Please open an issue on Github or write me an e-mail.

I need support or have a special request, can I get some?

Sure. Just contact me via https://fritz-itc.de/