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Is there a DASH alternative for LM?

Post by That Random Guy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:36 pm

Hello,

I was recently playing around with the keyboard shortcuts in the relevant config menu and I noticed there wasn't anything there by default for search.

I'm probably going to find something when I check in a bit, but is there no system search app (aside from find)? Something that get's run through the desktop like dash on gnome?

I've heard of something called Everything search and I think it might be what I'm looking for but I don't want to replace something that's already built into Linux Mint.

Therefore, I felt it necessary to ask what's in the title.

I'm running Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon as a guest machine.

TIA :)
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Re: Is there a DASH alternative for LM?

Post by Moem » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:42 pm

So Dash is what... a system search application? I believe all file managers come with their own search option... Nemo certainly does. That said, I like Catfish.
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Re: Is there a DASH alternative for LM?

Post by jimallyn » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:25 am

Catfish is good. I use it all the time. There is another search application available that will even search inside files, but I don't remember what it's called, and it has to go through your hard drive indexing everything before it can find anything.
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Re: Is there a DASH alternative for LM?

Post by BenTrabetere » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:39 am

If you are talking about Ubuntu Unity Dash, I am pretty sure that is a part of the Unity desktop. Dash was a major reason I decided not to run Ubuntu, but I can see it might appeal to some people.

I can recommend two search tools: Catfish and ANGRYsearch. ANGRYsearch is an an attempt at making Linux version of Everything Search Engine "because no one else bothered." You can find it at https://github.com/dotheevo/angrysearch/

I can suggest another search tool: Searchmonkey. It is a GUI front-end for find and grep, and it can search text files for a word or string. I find it is easier and quicker to run find, locate and grep from the command line, but I think there is a place for Searchmonkey. It can be installed from Software Manager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/searchmonkey/

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Re: Is there a DASH alternative for LM?

Post by That Random Guy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:58 pm

BenTrabetere wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:39 am
If you are talking about Ubuntu Unity Dash, I am pretty sure that is a part of the Unity desktop. Dash was a major reason I decided not to run Ubuntu, but I can see it might appeal to some people.

I can recommend two search tools: Catfish and ANGRYsearch. ANGRYsearch is an an attempt at making Linux version of Everything Search Engine "because no one else bothered." You can find it at https://github.com/dotheevo/angrysearch/

I can suggest another search tool: Searchmonkey. It is a GUI front-end for find and grep, and it can search text files for a word or string. I find it is easier and quicker to run find, locate and grep from the command line, but I think there is a place for Searchmonkey. It can be installed from Software Manager.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/searchmonkey/
Thank-you.

I've come to notice that certain distros just come with a front-end for some global search function and I've sort of gotten used to having that.

I don't necessarily want dash, but I would certainly like a front-end for something that does the same.

I think what you've mentioned is marvelous.

Thanks,

T.R.G.

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