LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Zenwalk
User Name
Password
Zenwalk This forum is for the discussion of Zenwalk Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-21-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
tsuren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: france
Distribution: zenwalk
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 15
how do you find files in zenwalk?


sorry... but i need to ask you guys really a silly question. i don't know how to find files, like searching files, doc, pics and so on. i know there is a app finder, but that only finds applications, no?

anyway, thanks for helping me out for this rather silly question. i am ashamed...
 
Old 09-21-2006, 06:53 PM   #2
guth
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: France
Distribution: Zenwalk
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsuren
sorry... but i need to ask you guys really a silly question. i don't know how to find files, like searching files, doc, pics and so on. i know there is a app finder, but that only finds applications, no?

anyway, thanks for helping me out for this rather silly question. i am ashamed...
As i'm a CLI man i only know the CLI methods, but i'm sure thereis graphicals ones...
Anyway:

find ROOT_PATH_OF_SEARCH -name NAME_OR_PART_OF_NAME
ex:
find / -name 'X11'
find /etc/rc.d -name 'rc.*'

or:
locate NAME_OR_PART_OF_NAME
(before you have to do (as root) : updatedb)

more infos:
man find
man locate

Sorry no much time to explain everything in details
 
Old 09-21-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
tsuren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: france
Distribution: zenwalk
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ah... great!
guth, thanks so much! i got it now! i am not that bothered about GUI ones. but i am a bit curious. where is it in zenwalk? it's not easy to find if there's one. or maybe i am blind. i wish there could be ones like Mac's. i forgot how it's called...
 
Old 09-22-2006, 04:19 PM   #4
jstephens84
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: (Home)Opensolaris, Ubuntu, CentOS, (Work - AIX, HP-UX, Red Hat)
Posts: 2,056

Rep: Reputation: 94
The terminal button is next to the xfce menu button.
 
Old 09-22-2006, 06:21 PM   #5
tsuren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: france
Distribution: zenwalk
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
jstephens84... thanks but i was not looking for the terminal button. i was referring to the gui FIND FILES button. i don't see that kind of button in xfce...
 
Old 09-25-2006, 12:45 PM   #6
pete_bogg
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 153

Rep: Reputation: 30
An even better CLI would be to use 'slocate'. To do so, do the following:

# touch /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db
# updatedb


At that point, any user can search by doing the following:

$ slocate <partial file name>


Every so often update the database by doing the following:

# updatedb
 
Old 09-25-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
guth
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: France
Distribution: Zenwalk
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by pete_bogg
An even better CLI would be to use 'slocate'.
i purposed "locate", and :
Code:
guth[~]$ which locate
/usr/bin/locate
guth[~]$ la /usr/bin/locate
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2006-05-24 15:49 /usr/bin/locate -> slocate
guth[~]$
 
Old 09-26-2006, 02:04 AM   #8
darkscot
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
Distribution: Mandriva, Leeenux, Saluki
Posts: 103

Rep: Reputation: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by guth
As i'm a CLI man i only know the CLI methods, but i'm sure thereis graphicals ones...
If there is it is really, really well hidden!
 
Old 09-26-2006, 05:28 AM   #9
tsuren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: france
Distribution: zenwalk
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
pete_bogg and guth!

thanks sooo much! great helps! now i can find any files i want to find... MUAHAHAHAHA!
 
Old 10-12-2006, 04:42 PM   #10
petersum
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Posts: 140

Rep: Reputation: 15
There isn't a graphical "Find Files" but there SHOULD be one! Zenwalk developers please note!

You can steal one from any other distribution using Xfce as its standard WM. Try Slax Popcorn!
 
Old 10-12-2006, 05:44 PM   #11
tsuren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: france
Distribution: zenwalk
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by petersum
There isn't a graphical "Find Files" but there SHOULD be one! Zenwalk developers please note!

You can steal one from any other distribution using Xfce as its standard WM. Try Slax Popcorn!
without using slax, how exactly can i steal "find files" from it?

thanks
 
Old 10-13-2006, 05:08 PM   #12
petersum
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Posts: 140

Rep: Reputation: 15
Slax popcorn is the smallest download to make a liveCD. It's pretty good too! I use it as a back-up solution for when my main distribution changes or fails.

You will need to copy /usr/bin/xffm and /usr/bin/xfglob4 (a link) plus the libraries. "ldd xffm" will show what you need.

Alternatively, these files MUST be available somewhere for direct download. Google a bit!
 
Old 10-14-2006, 10:48 AM   #13
tsuren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: france
Distribution: zenwalk
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks petersum! i will take a look.
have a good weekend!
 
Old 11-02-2006, 12:39 PM   #14
AxXium
Zenwalk Admin
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Louisiana, U.S.A.
Distribution: Zenwalk Gnu/Linux
Posts: 258

Rep: Reputation: 31
GUI Find Utility

Hi,

Once of the devs has recently built a Zenwalk package for "SearchMonkey" which is a GUI Frontend for the commands "find" and "grep". It is a really small application, around 99 KB. If you are intersted in trying this new package you can find more information on it in the ZenCommunity forum. That forum is centered around extra packages that are built by both Zenwalk users and developers. It is a building and testing ground. Once the packages are accepted there I upload them to the server dir where they are accessible by both netpkg and Gslapt at this link: http://users.zenwalk.org/packages/

Give it a try.



-Axxium
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
linux find to find files with multiple patterns subu_s Programming 6 12-15-2010 01:15 AM
ZenWalk 3.0 - flashplayer ?? EvilBill Zenwalk 15 10-14-2006 08:54 AM
Zenwalk, anyone using this daily? Fritz_Monroe Slackware 16 12-18-2005 11:55 AM
Zenwalk Opinions flebber Linux - Software 3 08-27-2005 12:49 AM
linux 'find' to find text files subu_s Programming 2 12-02-2004 03:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration