Where is file search?

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Where is file search?

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May I know where is file search facility located in Linux mint Desktop?

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Re: Where is file search?

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there are a couple of ways to search. In Nautilus (the file broswer) there is a search button on the top right.
You can also use the locate command from the terminal, as well as the find command.

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vimal0212 wrote:May I know where is file search facility located in Linux mint Desktop?
If you mean the one that used to be in the menu prior to Mint13, it's not installed by default.

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sudo apt-get install gnome-search-tool
Then it's at Menu > Accessories > Search for Files
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Thank you altair4. I didn't know what it was called so you solved another small wish list item

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I'll never understand why we can't get a decent search tool built into Nautilus, one that does a bit more than just looks for the name.

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thanks altair4, It worked for me at Maya, cinnamon. it is easy to use.

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sorin7486 wrote:I'll never understand why we can't get a decent search tool built into Nautilus, one that does a bit more than just looks for the name.
I hadn't noticed but you're right. More powerful search options is a good suggestion.
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One you have gnome-search-tool installed you can add it as a context menu item ( as in right click a folder and select Find ) in Nemo by creating a nemo-script: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 68#p805551
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Handy; that could be a suggestion too. The search and context feature could be set up for us noobs already :)
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I know you're looking for a built in search via the Menu, but I have installed Gnome-Do, which is built around Quicksilver for Mac if you're familiar. It is easily invoked with a key stroke and can be pinned to the desktop. It very quickly searches and gives you options to run, locate, etc..

Also Synapse, does similar things and really more in terms of choices, once you find the file you're looking for. I just like how fast Gnome-do is.

Both are on the Software Manager app.

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GNU library, where is it

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i am new to linux mint.
in window, GNU library is in mingw.
in linux, do i need to download GNU library? if i don't need to, where is the library example, stdio.h?

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Re: Where is file search?

Post by gsant »

you can always use "locate" in the command prompt, e.g. to find where the stdio.h is, write
locate stdio.h

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