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Old 05-11-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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search with nautilus vs. "find ..."

I can usually locate something I'm looking for using a find ... from the shell. However, when I try Search within the nautilus file manager I seldom locate what I'm seeking. Can someone tell me how to get nautilus to search and locate things for me?

Usually I'm looking for a file that I received as an email attachment and simply forgot where I put it when I saved it. In some cases, I have a file name fragment. In other cases, I have a fragment of the file contents.

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Old 05-11-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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This isn't going to solve your problem, but the find command, in my opinion, is the best way to search for stuff on a *nix system. There is a GUI for it (and other search programs) called Catfish. I think it's in the Ubuntu repos. You may be a lot better off using that.


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