locateis that the results are only as up-to-date as the last time
updatedbwas run, and it often produces a firehose of irrelevant results. It does weird things with permissions, too; I think
sudo locateuses a different database from user
locate, which may not be as up-to-date.
gnome-search-tool doesn't seem to be available out of the box in Mint 19:
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$ sudo apt-get install gnome-search-tool E: Package 'gnome-search-tool' has no installation candidate
But I wish there was an even better solution, one that:
- stayed up-to-date, like Gnome's search tool
- had the same commandline options as GNU's classic
findcommand (so us commandline warriors didn't have to learn yet another new set of options)
- had a nice GUI, allowing users to refine by name, timestamp, directory, type, symlinks, regex, GLOB, etc. and showing thumbnails for images, etc.