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Krusader file manager has a search functionality with a "locate" backend, rather than Baloo or other stuff

Posted 04-08-2021 at 01:26 AM by the dsc

Krusader is a midnight-commander-like QT file manager, more fully-featured/Swiss-army-knife than Dolphin, sort of like the KDE3 Konqueror, but with only a single layout profile, I think, unlike Konqueror, which could be toggled from a Krusader-like GUI to something like Dolphin or simpler, besides a PDF reader or a image viewer like Geeqie. How I miss it.

Anyway, if you want to search something with locate and create dozens of symlinks in a single folder for more careful inspection of each file, but you don't have or want Baloo, theoretically you could use locate and "pipe" its result into some one-liner that would create the symlinks somewhere, with all the if-thens necessary to not overwrite anything. Or, you can install Krusader, which has an integrated search using "locate" (or mlocate). Then it should or could be just a matter of selecting the results, dragging and dropping into a given folder, and then a context menu will pop-up (unless one has it configured to do some other default action), asking whether you want to move, copy, or symlink there. Unfortunately it seems that its rename/overwrite dialog is not as good as Dolphin's, though, without the option to automatically rename all.

BUT funnily enough, you can drag and drop it into a folder on a Dolphin window, and its overwrite/rename dialog will have that option, both applications are making up for what the other lacks.

But even then they don't have all that Konqueror on KDE3 had... I wish "Trinity" was more of a big thing, like Mate, with Debian packaging, if they do have a fully functional KDE3 Konqueror...

To be honest, I'm not sure KDE3 KFM had "locate" search functionality, though, but it would be surprising.
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