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rt.filenotindexed 0.1.0

Force Plone to not index your files in SearchableText

Disable the Plone feature on indexing contents of File content types

Use case

You are developing in a Plone environment with a production Data.fs (and blobs) that contains a lot of File contents and then you need to perform some actions like “Update catalog” or “Clean and Rebuild”.

It will be really slow, but probably the indexed files are not the reason why you are performing the action.

Or: you really don’t want that Plone index contents fo your files.

How it works

This products is an hack that will monkey-patch the default Plone ATFile (with or without ATBlob support) disabling the searchable settings.

This is automatically enabled in development mode while it’s disabled in production mode.

On production mode you can force the indexing to stop working, adding the DISABLE_FILE_INDEXING environment var:


environment-vars =

In the same way you can keep the indexing active while in development mode:


environment-vars =


Keep an eye open to this product if it will be pushed to a production environment and you are using it only for development purpose.

While it will disabled in production mode, it will be enabled if you run a debug/emergency instance.


Plone 5/ support


This product was developed by RedTurtle Technology team.


0.1.0 (2014-05-07)

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