I'm using Ubuntu 6.10. I'm getting mixed behavior:
From the Home directory, it descends into sub-directories. If I'm in a sub-directory it doesn't. Quite odd, because it is very slow, and it would be nice to narrow down the directory.
I am currently searching for a file from the top level of my NTFS drive, there is a file in My Documents that it should match. The toes on the icon show the search engine is busy, and my HD light is busy. Very slow, but it found the file.
OK I got it... I can tell it to do a recursive search:
- Start the search at the Home directory.
- Click on the big Plus Sign on the right hand corner.
- For the new criteria, change the pull-down item from "File Type" to "Location".
- Choose the subdirectory you want to search from.
- Do the search.
It did the search from the sub-directory I specified. The file was in lower in the hierarchy and it found it.
It would make it easier to start the recursive search from the current working directory.