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Old 07-01-2002, 11:29 PM   #1
Goatdemon
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A less discriminatory search tool


i'm in need of a gnew search tool. the gnome search tool doesn't work very well... for me that is. i would like something similar to the windows search tool. for example, in windows if i were to search for "rune" it would bring up rune.exe, rune.txt, and even prune.jpg. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-01-2002, 11:58 PM   #2
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Try locate

$locate <search term>

Of course make sure to run updatedb if it is not already in a cron jod for you.
 
Old 07-02-2002, 01:08 AM   #3
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cron jod?
 
Old 07-02-2002, 08:55 AM   #4
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check the cron man page. he meant job not jod anyway. it just keeps the file database upto date by rebuilding it daily or whenever
 
Old 07-02-2002, 10:31 AM   #5
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the basic unix search tool is "find". the most basic use is:

find / -name rune
or
find / -name "rune*"

find like most Unix tool is powerfull so see man page for details.
 
  


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