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Old 02-04-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Linux File Search Program


I have an issue searching for files on my linux system - I cant do it.

I have tried whereis, and locate, and even catfish...which sucks. I just want to pick a folder, right click, and search it for what I want... like we would in BillBlows XP. Is there a program that will do that? Or perhaps a file commander?

Yes that's right I said commander.


Thanks!
 
Old 02-04-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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If you are really running Fedora 6, then you might want to get something more modern. the newer distros have a variety of GUI search tools.

The best tools (IMHO) are in the terminal---Have you tried "find"?

You might want to tell us what you don't like about the ones you have tried......
 
Old 02-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #3
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Hi,

Take a look at beagle
http://beagle-project.org/Main_Page
 
Old 02-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Have you done a database update? 'updatedb' Then you can use locate to get you to a file.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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konqueror (KDE's file manger) has a really cool search function including file filters and text search among other things. I would guess that most other file managers have something like that as well.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 02-04-2009, 06:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
If you are really running Fedora 6, then you might want to get something more modern. the newer distros have a variety of GUI search tools.

The best tools (IMHO) are in the terminal---Have you tried "find"?

You might want to tell us what you don't like about the ones you have tried......
Commenting on my original question... its interesting how mad a message can sound at work...

This suggestion did the trick... I ran yum update, and the locate command works perfectly. I'll try and re adapt this to my gui programs. Thanks.

Latez
 
  


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