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Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by danielson » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:13 am

Filelocator Pro is an excellent file search engine on Windows.
You can right-click on any folder with option to search within it via Filelocator.
Is there a similar app for Linux?
Haven't found any yet.
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:25 am

We have catfish installed by default--right-click a folder > Find files here.

Then there are CLI bash commands such as "find" or "locate" -- lots of examples on how to use on the web.
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by danielson » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:42 am

Sorry i missed that Jerry!

Is there a way to switch that to Recoll (this one offers content search and preview)?
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:52 am

Sure: install the app, then modify the Custom Action "Find Files Here" (Thunar > Edit > Configure Custom Actions), replacing the word catfish with recoll.
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by danielson » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:41 pm

I must be doing something wrong (again).
Have tried recoll and Recoll and clicking straight to the app itself.
Rebooting doesn't help.
Nothing works except for cat
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:49 pm

danielson wrote:I must be doing something wrong (again).
Have tried recoll and Recoll and clicking straight to the app itself.
Rebooting doesn't help.
Nothing works except for cat
recoll doesn't use the same parameters as catfish, so you need to remove the parameters. Looking at it, you need to set up a index first, and it will search the index rather than a given folder.

catfish does do text searches and such as well...
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by danielson » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Perhaps, but Catfish does not have file preview snipit like Recoll does.
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:58 pm

danielson wrote:Perhaps, but Catfish does not have file preview snipit like Recoll does.

that preview feature is kinda cool
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by richb » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:29 pm

Recoll is a nice app. Thanks for bringing it up.
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Re: Alternatives to Filelocator Pro

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Post by danielson » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:21 pm

With all the good help i've been getting here so far, i'm glad to have inadvertently made a modest contribution. :happy:


Btw, for what it's worth, there's an online service you might want to check out: www.findo.com
It's (maybe) the next best thing imo, if you're away from home (kinda).
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