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Old 09-21-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
SAnton
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How to search files in linux using GUI?


Hello.
I tryed to search files in KDE. But when I press "Search" button -- the search window hangs and HDD is swapping. The "Search" button stays pressed and the "Stop" button is disabled.

I tryed to wait for 40 minutes, but my HDD was still swapping.
I needed to close the search window by pressing the "X" button in the top right corner.

I tryed to do search from command-line using "locate" and "find" commands: all is OK and fast enoght.

What should I do to search files from KDE?

Last edited by SAnton; 09-21-2005 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
titanium_geek
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Hello and Welcome to LQ!

um, what type of linux are you using? (mandrake, suse, fedora, slackware, etc)

what program are you using?

A program similar to spotlight for MAC is http://beaglewiki.org/Main_Page beagle, a new search tool.

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Old 09-21-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
SAnton
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You can see my type of Linux (Mandrake10) in my signature below my messages
Now I think that it was bad idea to put this information into the signature...

I'm using standart search tool in KDE: "Star" button in main toolbar -> "Search" -> "Search for files"

I need to search files by name and by content in all my filesystem, not onle the home folder.

Last edited by SAnton; 09-21-2005 at 09:56 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 10:01 AM   #4
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click on the MyLQ button at the top (right) and put it in your distribution option. thanks. (I often don't read sigs)

hmm.. whole system search? no clue. maybe as root. (sorry, my linux died)

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