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Old 07-25-2007, 12:12 PM   #1
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Question A linux equivalent to Locate32?


Hi Everyone,
I've been using Linux for a couple of months and I think I've never had so much fun(!) using a computer. The only thing that keeps me booting back to windows is a program called Locate32 (http://www.uku.fi/~jmhuttun/english/softwares.shtml). This is a fantastic little app which indexes the name and location of all the files on your PC. You can easily update your index in a matter of minutes and (this is the important bit) when you search for a file by name, size, location or whatever the results are displayed in an explorer-like window. This means you can manipulate the files just the same as if they were in an explorer window: individual or multiple files can be cut, copied, pasted, renamed or whatever.I've tried to find something like this for linux but there only seems to be desktop search engines or content indexers (Beagle, tracker etc.) All I want is to index file names and basic attributes like size, date etc. on demand and be able to manipulate the results in a nautilus or konqueror window, I don't want to index the contents of pdfs, odfs, htmls etc. I've tried 2 progs called Gnome Disk Catalog and GWhere which are more like Locate32 than any other progs, however they only display results, you can't even open the files! The author of Locate32 says it was based on GREP and Locate for UNIX so maybe someone knows of a frontend for these programs which would work the way I want. This is really my last stumbling block before I format XP all the way to hell, and Iḿ looking forward to it. Any help is very much appreciated. Cheers!

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Old 07-25-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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"a program called Locate32"

Google has just announced a program called Google Desktop for Linux. It may be what you are looking for.

http://lunapark6.com/google-desktop-for-linux.html

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Old 07-25-2007, 04:43 PM   #3
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Hi Steve, Thanks for the tip, but Google Desktop is another search engine which indexes the content of files, not just the file name. It's a good program, but it's too heavy and inefficient for what I want to do.
Thanks anyway, much appreciated.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 05:23 PM   #4
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Open a console and type "man slocate" without the quotes. Is that what you're after? Have you looked at Kat and Beagle?
 
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1) kio-locate [for KDE3]
2) Krusader Locate GUI Frontend (buil in krusader)
3) catfish (for Gnome)
 
Old 12-13-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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...The author of Locate32 says it was based on GREP and Locate for UNIX so maybe someone knows of a frontend for these programs which would work the way I want...
Well, I don't know of a front end for locate (/slocate), but with grep and locate I don't often think that I had a use for one.
 
  


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