Does anybody know of a quick search tool, like QuickSilver or Gnome-Do which I can use to rapidly find files?
The tool which comes assigned to Alt+F3 in crunchbang is really great and i'm looking for something similar.
I really like the speed of Everything (a search tool for Windows) but that isn't available so I need some kind of alternative as I very often look for files.
Anybody know of any alternatives or programs I should look out for?
try "locate" -- you may have to install it first (it's small, don't worry):
sudo apt-get install locate
and run updatedb when you install new stuff (to update the locate database) but it's blindingly fast if you keep the database up to date:
don't let anyone tell you that catfish or space-fm is faster...
Last edited by pidsley (2012-05-23 23:28:48)
Want Waldorf, but with sid and systemd? Try Darkside.
+1 for locate but if you want something more like Gnome-Do, take a look at Kupfer.
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There's also a utility called "find" you run in a terminal (or a script). Fast, and doesn't need a database but is a bit tricky at first. Later, it's incredibly powerful. You've probably already got it on your system. 'man find' might be a bit opaque, but this is better. Just something to play around with some rainy afternoon...
Yeah i've previously been using updatedb/locate but this can be a bit of a hassle when I just want instant access to files, especially new ones. Maybe there is some way that updatedb can be managed a little better.
I gave kupfer a go, seems like the application I want it's pretty much identical to Gnome-Do with out all the dependencies