Search Using catfish and gmrun
Installation of catfish and Configuration of gmrun
1. Install catfish: sudo apt-get install catfish
2. Edit gmrun's configuration file: nano ~/.gmrunrc or gedit ~/.gmrunrc
3. Add these two lines to .gmrunrc:
URL_s = catfish --hidden --path=/ '%s'
URL_sh = catfish --hidden --path=/home/yourhome/ '%s'
4. Make sure to change “yourhome” to the name of your home directory. If desired, you can alter URL_s and URL_sh to any other keyword. For instance, URL_search or URL_searchhome. You can also eliminate hidden files from your search by removing –hidden from the commands above. Lastly, you can alter the search path by editing ”–path=”.
5 Save and exit your editor.
How to invoke catfish in gmrun
1. Call gmrun using alt-f2
2. Type either s:searchterm or sh:searchterm to search either your file system or your home directory for your “searchterm”.
That's it! You can now search for files and folders using catfish and gmrun!
** From the wiki page I created -- http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/howto/s … andcatfish
I'm using it now. I don't have to search much, but this is convenient for when I do. Thanks
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Thanks for this, it works very well.
I use my #! netbook for grad school and the search function is way easier then file browsing for pdf articles or calculation sheets through the hundred of folders I use to try keeping this stuff organized.
Adopted here, too. Thanks for sharing.
awesome! something I didn't know I was missing.
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