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Batchman (11-29-18, 09:49 PM)
Wondering which file search app (not CLI) you guys recommend for finding
files (not content).
Carlos E.R. (11-29-18, 11:45 PM)
On 29/11/2018 20.49, Batchman wrote:
> Wondering which file search app (not CLI) you guys recommend for finding
> files (not content).


Depending on which desktop you use, you probably have a search
application that also searches contents.

Baloo, tracker...

For pure file name finding I use "locate", which is CLI. If you google
"locate gui linux" you'll find hits. Catfish says one.

<https://software.opensuse.org/package/catfish?search_term=catfish>
William Unruh (11-29-18, 11:58 PM)
On 2018-11-29, Batchman <batchman> wrote:
> Wondering which file search app (not CLI) you guys recommend for finding
> files (not content).


Why not cli? There is locate. Fast, efficient, and a lot easier than
wading through some gui.
Batchman (11-30-18, 10:39 PM)
On Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:45:46 +0100, Carlos E.R. wrote:

> Depending on which desktop you use, you probably have a search
> application that also searches contents.
> Baloo, tracker...
> For pure file name finding I use "locate", which is CLI. If you google
> "locate gui linux" you'll find hits. Catfish says one.


Before asking you guys I checked availability on my system and DuckDuckGo
to see what's available but was wanting to get user feedback about
specific tools.
Thanks again!
Batchman (11-30-18, 10:43 PM)
On Thu, 29 Nov 2018 21:58:27 +0000, William Unruh wrote:

> Why not cli? There is locate. Fast, efficient, and a lot easier than
> wading through some gui.


OK, you (and Carlos) have sold it to me!
I'll TRY to be better behaved from now on ;)
Carlos E.R. (12-01-18, 04:45 AM)
On 30/11/2018 21.39, Batchman wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:45:46 +0100, Carlos E.R. wrote:
> Before asking you guys I checked availability on my system and DuckDuckGo
> to see what's available but was wanting to get user feedback about
> specific tools.


I'm sorry, but what I use is locate, a CLI tool.
William Unruh (12-01-18, 03:32 PM)
On 2018-11-30, Batchman <batchman> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2018 21:58:27 +0000, William Unruh wrote:
>> Why not cli? There is locate. Fast, efficient, and a lot easier than
>> wading through some gui.

> OK, you (and Carlos) have sold it to me!
> I'll TRY to be better behaved from now on ;)


When asking a question, it is best if you outline why you ask as well
as asking. For example, you have never said if you had already tried
locate already and did not like it for one reason or another. Or if you
had searched on the web and seen some programs you were considering and
wanted advice on the strengths and weaknesses. Ie, the more information
you give us, the better the advice will be. If all you want is to search
of parts of names, locate works well. If you want a much more powerful
search tool. or just want to search certain directories
then there is "find" which has huge power, but also has a command syntax
which can be rather intimidating. It can also be slower since it
actually searches the directory now, rather than use a presearched
database. There is the balloo stuff, which I never touch but it does
keep a HUGE presearch database which it uses. I have never figured out
how to use it, but someone must find it usefull to make up for its
taking some substatial fraction of your disk space.
intertubes (12-01-18, 05:36 PM)
On Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:32:24 PM UTC+1, William Unruh wrote:
[..]
> keep a HUGE presearch database which it uses. I have never figured out
> how to use it, but someone must find it usefull to make up for its
> taking some substatial fraction of your disk space.


Having done a search using: opensuse deactivate baloo
I came across
I then introduced the basic-settings lines at the top of the config file, set "first run" to true and then nuked the contents of $home/.local/share/baloo
(this is with Leap 42.3)
Thanks for reminding me of that boon to all mankind.

oh, and I do those searches using:
find . -name baloo -print (for an exact match on "baloo") or
find . -name *baloo* -print (for names containing the string "baloo")
That is of course case-sensitive.
Sidney_Kotic (12-01-18, 06:59 PM)
On 12/1/18 8:36 AM, intertubes wrote:

> Having done a search using: opensuse deactivate baloo


Using Leap 15.0:
Settings -> System Settings -> Search
Then enable/disable using the Enable File Search box. I have it disabled on all
of my computers, see below.

> oh, and I do those searches using:
> find . -name baloo -print (for an exact match on "baloo")


I almost always use find. Here's an example.
find . -iname '*.pdf' -exec ls -la {} ';'
Darklight (12-05-18, 11:45 AM)
On 29/11/2018 19:49, Batchman wrote:
> Wondering which file search app (not CLI) you guys recommend for finding
> files (not content).

if you use kde kfind is ok
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