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Old 08-18-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
greauxe
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Google Desktop search-Will slocate work?


I like having google desktop search on my work computer, but could use it even more on my linux computer. I know "slocate -u" will create an index of my files and slocate -i filename will conduct a search for a file. slocate is also lightning fast. Is there a linux version of google desktop search that uses slocate?

Or, is there a way to send slocate output to html format?

If not, could someone put one together? Not much of a task for a hot-shot programmer, but it would be of great use.

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Old 08-18-2005, 06:09 PM   #2
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Code:
#!/bin/bash
if [ -z $1 ]; then
echo "Usage: $(basename $0) <searchterm> [outputfile.html]"
exit 1
fi

if [ ! -z $2 ]; then
wrap(){
$1 >> $2
}
else
wrap(){
$1
}
fi
wrap "echo <html><head><title>locate results</title></head><body><pre>" $2
wrap "locate $1" $2
wrap "echo </pre></body></html>" $2
Simple and dirty as turkey beef.. Works, but thats all I can promise for it. Save it in a file, make it executable and run. if you dont give an output file, youll get in out as standard output. It totally beats me why you'd want it out as html, but thats not my place to ask.. (;
 
Old 10-03-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
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Thanx,
I guess I envisioned some sort of results page kinda like google desktop search. I appreciate the code though. Good stuff!

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Old 10-04-2005, 12:35 PM   #4
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Well, its easy adding a few more echoes to the code to construct a fancier page, or just implement the whole damn thing as php.. That would actually be pretty cool.. A localhost webpage to run locate, find and so on on your own computer..

I might just implement this and report back when its done.. (;

edit:
ive never seen this google desktop search, so a few details wouldnt hurt.. (:
 
Old 10-27-2005, 10:50 AM   #5
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It's a sleek, impressive tool that can search almost every file in your computer:
http://desktop.google.com/about.html

I wish there's Google Desktop in Linux.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 11:02 AM   #6
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There seem to be several implementations already: Beagle and Kat

But basing on my own tests of them, they seriously suck. Beagle has weird kernel dependncies, and crashes alot (official suse 9.3 pro packages.. /: ) And Kat was a pain to install on anything else than Mandriva, and still it didnt deliver what it promised.

So, some definate improvement is still needed before id recomend those to anyone.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 11:17 AM   #7
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Kat is very unstable in Mandriva 2006.

I wish Google ports the desktop search to Linux.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 01:23 PM   #8
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Just curious, what does the wrap() function do?

Thanks!
 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:54 AM   #9
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its there in the code actually incase you missed it.. (: My logic behind it is pretty simple, it figures wether we were given a file parameter and if not, prints directly to stdout, otherwise to the file. Kinda useless now that I think of it, but aaaanyways (:
 
Old 11-03-2005, 10:50 PM   #10
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I Think there is a valid need for a google desktop search clone in Linux. Here is your chance to make your mark in the Linux World Artanicus (if you haven't already). It would be a great contribution. Let me know if you are interested. I run a server if you need a development space w/ CVS & FTP. I would be glad to sponsor!

greauxpc.org
Join the fun!

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