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Old 06-24-2014, 05:03 AM   #1
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Is there any alternative of popular windows desktop search "Search Everything (by Voidtools)" for linux. "Everything" is the only reason I have to stay with windows and not able to switch to linux as primary OS. I am looking for the alternative for quite sometime. I guess, someone who has already used "Everything" on windows, can only understand what I am looking for. Any help is appreciated.
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I don't know anything about Search Everything. Is this something that locates files on your system? If so you can use commands like find and locate (this one requires running updatedb first). If you can explain what you're looking for in a bit more detail it would be easier to make suggestions.
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do you mean this:
the linux counterpart is locate, although there are a few differences: locate has no gui, it is a command line tool, it will not automatically monitor changes and it is able to index network drives too.
Also you can try the command find (which will/may run much longer).
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both KDE and Gnome have built in search tools to find files or text IN files
there is no need to install and or buy programs from other people


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