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Old 04-25-2007, 08:10 AM   #1
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How do I search OTHER directories in FC6?


I installed Fedora Core 6 on a computer that had been running Windows XP. Prior to that, I copied the entire XP disk to my file server. Once FC6 was running, I copied all those files from the server to the /rusty subdirectory. So far, no problem. (Note this is NOT /home/rusty.)

Now I'd like to search for the MP3 files in that folder. In the past, I used the search program on FC3 and found it both useful and flexible. It allowed me to specify both a search path as well as a flag to search all subdirectories under the directory I select. All I had to do was click Actions -> Search for files...

I have not found a way to do either with the search program that comes with FC6. The search on the file manager is no better. As far as I can tell, it will search my personal home folder, nothing more. There just aren't any switches, preferences, etc., like on the FC3 search program. Why would they remove such useful features?

Is there a functional search program for FC6?

Thanks for any suggestions!
 
Old 04-25-2007, 08:19 AM   #2
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Can't you use find from console ?
Code:
find / -name whattosearch -print
 
Old 04-25-2007, 08:21 AM   #3
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Why can't I search on FC6 as root?

Oh, yeah, almost forgot... It won't allow me to search at all when I'm logged on as root. Period. This is a major pain during set up. Once everything is installed, I very rarely log on as root, but when I'm loading files from a previous system, it sure would help with permissions and other inconveniences.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 08:33 AM   #4
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Can't you use find from console ?
Yes, find works. At least I can locate my MP3 files now. I can probably figure out how to pipe the results.

Alas, find is not a nice GUI widget. I'd like to be able to click on the answers and have it work like the old search program on FC3.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 08:49 AM   #5
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Why can't I search on FC6 as root?

Is there a GUI search on FC6 that can be used by root?

The search from "Places" on the system tray will not work. Period. Is the old search program from FC3 available anywhere? I liked that old program much better anyway.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 09:01 AM   #6
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How do I search OTHER directories in FC6?

I'm still hoping for help with this problem!
 
Old 06-13-2007, 09:51 AM   #7
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I'm still hoping for help with this problem!
what issues are left standing ? you have managed to locate the MP3 files right?
 
Old 06-13-2007, 10:05 AM   #8
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Hi.

Did you try Beagle?. I think it's a Desktop search engine.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 08:58 AM   #9
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I liked the old "Find" program much better

I appreciate your responses!

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you have managed to locate the MP3 files right?
Well, sure, but that's no longer the point. The problem is: the FC3 search program worked far, far better than the one available in FC6. In other words, the FC3 find program did most of the things I needed it to do, but the same program in FC6 can't. How do I reintegrate the old program?

After all, functionality should IMPROVE with new releases of Linux, not degrade.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 09:25 AM   #10
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This is not what you want to hear, but I would rather use find in a terminal than ANY of the GUI searchers I have seen.

This said, you are operating in the Gnome world, which is notorious for dumbing things down. You might want to try KDE. I just opened (for the first time) the find dialog in KDE (kfind) and it seems very straightforward.
 
  


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