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Old 03-20-2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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how to search a file


how can i search a file in graphical mode.
im using ubuntu 7.10

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Old 03-20-2008, 06:13 AM   #2
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Is there any specific reason to use graphical mode ?


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how can i search a file in graphical mode.
im using ubuntu 7.10
 
Old 03-20-2008, 06:36 AM   #3
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click on the terminal icon

find / -name "doom.exe"
 
Old 03-20-2008, 07:29 AM   #4
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searching a file or searching for a file?

'find' would be the command for 'searching for a file'

'grep' the one for 'searching a file'
 
Old 03-20-2008, 07:36 AM   #5
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oh the beauty of the english language!

well if you want to search something in a file, i guess the best way is to open the file with an editor and using editors search option.

or you can still use the terminal icon

less file | grep whatyousearchfor

if you want to search for a file, see the post above..

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Old 03-20-2008, 07:43 AM   #6
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and what output does less have?

you really want to pipe the output of less to grep? ^^
 
Old 03-20-2008, 07:50 AM   #7
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Hi.

In Ubuntu, the GUI-aided filename and content search is somewhat hidden under main menu Places -> Search for Files ....

There is help on using it under menu System -> Help and Support -> Files, Folders and Documents.

If this isn't enough, tell us more about what you want.

Best wishes ... cheers, makyo
 
Old 03-20-2008, 07:55 AM   #8
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Most GUI editors, word processors, etc. have some kind of search and replace tools. The tools available in a terminal are much more powerful, but take a bit more effort to learn.
 
  


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