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graphical search utility

Postby bugmenot on Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:43 pm

Hi,
is there a graphical search utility in Linux Mint.
Please dont recommend find, locate, search CLI commands.
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Re: graphical search utility

Postby emorrp1 on Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:48 pm

There's a few. I believe "Tracker" is the gnome-recommended one, so the one you should try first. Note that it has to create an index first, which could take a long time depending on the number of files.
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Re: graphical search utility

Postby altair4 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:43 am

gnome-search-tool

To see if it's what you want, open a terminal and type gnome-search tool.

It will search for files by name or type, accepts wildcards ( i.e., "*" ) and can search for files containing specified text. So you could search for all *.txt files that contain the word "Mint" for example.

It doesn't have an entry in the menu but you could put it in there yourself.
You can also create a desktop launcher for it.
You can even create a right click option for use in Nautilus: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=27081#p157068
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Re: graphical search utility

Postby amirage on Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:29 am

Hi there...

May I suggest gnome-do? It's a great tool that simplifies your work by many folds. You can easily install it over synaptic by searching for gnome-do. With this, you can search for softwares in your pc, files, search in google etc etc. All this by simply pressing super+space.

Let me know if this helps..

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Re: graphical search utility

Postby proxima_centauri on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:03 am

Just for some more info on the above post of gnome-do. Not positive about Linux Mint 6, but it is now installed by default in Linux Mint 7.
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Re: graphical search utility

Postby emorrp1 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:05 am

I remember it being installed and running by default in felicia, whereas you have to start it up manually in gloria (though you can then enable auto-start)
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Re: graphical search utility

Postby follyfarmer on Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:18 pm

Yes but is there a GUI front end to this very important and very basic utility?
Alternatively is there an equivalent GUI tool?
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Re: graphical search utility

Postby emorrp1 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:10 am

Hello, and welcome to Linux Mint follyfarmer. If you scroll through the rest of the thread, you can see we're only considering GUI search tools here, and there's a screen-shot of the gnome-search-tool here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=27081#p157068
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