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Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#11 Postby Stevo » Wed May 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Well, if we can find one that beats our default Catfish 1.2, we'd sure consider replacing it.

Hmmm, Catfish upstream is up to 1.4.2, but Debian is stuck at 1.2. Let's see if I can backport that p̶u̶p̶p̶y̶ kitten.

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#12 Postby nathan2423 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:35 pm

Although Fsearch seems superior, it may be that ANGRYSEARCH is worth it if Fsearch can't be made to work. Seems like it might be possible to install it. https://github.com/DoTheEvo/ANGRYsearch

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#13 Postby nathan2423 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:50 pm

Looks like I have successfully installed angrysearch and have it running. Not as many feastures as Fsearch claims, but it does seem to work!

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#14 Postby Stevo » Wed May 17, 2017 7:54 pm

Hmmm...since there aren't any existing deb packages of angrysearch that I can find, I'll take a crack at it. It doesn't look hard at all to duplicate what the install.sh script does in the Debian packaging system. Then we can have it our repo.

Update: Here's the package and debianized source--I should also put this in an OBS repository if it works--it appears to work well on my end.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxE7w ... 3ZGbFlOblE

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#15 Postby nathan2423 » Wed May 17, 2017 11:30 pm

Thank you Stevo!! I downloaded and installed your deb and it is working fine for me. This is *much* faster and more useful to me than catfish!

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#16 Postby skidoo » Thu May 18, 2017 4:17 am

Well, if we can find one that beats our default Catfish 1.2, we'd sure consider replacing it.
searchmonkey, as a replacement for catfish.
antix is shipping v.0.8.1 https://packages.debian.org/jessie/searchmonkey
I haven't checked the features/dependencies the new v2.0 version http://searchmonkey.embeddediq.com/

findwild, by the author of of fotoxx http://kornelix.net/findwild/findwild.html
(perhaps not as a catfish replacement, just an alternative tiny, powerful, utility)
FWIW, across several years, I've contacted kornelix 4 times with feature requests or bug fixes for his programs.
Each time the feature was promptly granted & a new version released, or prompt bugfix & new version released.

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#17 Postby skidoo » Thu May 18, 2017 4:31 am

Skidoo have you used Docfetcher?
It's a cross-platform Java app. It worked well when I tested in winXP+sandboxie...
...but across the past decade I've become averse to having Java installed.

Ah, speaking of Java-based apps: "FAR - Find And Replace" (cross-platform and quite handy)
http://findandreplace.sourceforge.net/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/findandreplace

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#18 Postby antiX-Dave » Thu May 18, 2017 7:23 am

Search for a file by remembering part of it's name... yes I do that like:
find /folder/to/search |grep "part-of-name"
It has always worked for me but I am guessing that there is much more to the gui programs or something?
If you need it quickly from an index I guess you could use locate instead of find as long as you remember to index your files frequently

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#19 Postby nathan2423 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:21 am

antix-Dave, thanks for the comment.

What I am using this search capability for is as a core part of my hour-by-hour work flow management. I work with thousands of word processing documents and spreadsheets constantly, and I am constantly using a mix of file manager (to find organized by directory), bookmarking systems (currently SPACEFM, to find the MOST regularly used files) and then indexing (to find those I forget the location). I also want to be able to access my most recently used files by content or filename as well. Having a well-designed GUI constantly available to display the results of these tasks is really important to me. In the windows world I do most of this with Freecommander/Totalcommander or XYplorer, combined with Everything and X1-Search. But I've struggled to find equivalents in the linux world, especially as to a reasonable "bookmarking/cataloging pane" (Spacefm has the beginnings of one which works ok). Even now there is nothing equivalent to XYPLORER or Freecommander being able to scroll through documents and quickly view contents of Word files and spreadsheets in a linked pane, just as we readily do with many programs that manage graphics files.

So the main point is that I am not doing one-off occasional searches that lend themselves to the command line tools, but I need/want a dedicated gui that lets me find files, view that list quickly and keep it in front of me, allowing me to open/edit the results list as quickly as possible before moving on to other files. Having that list of results and being able to view them and move quickly between them is how I juggle my daily workflow.

At this point I still find I am keeping a virtualbox running windows open most of the time to do these with my preferred tools. But I am constantly looking for new tools so I can finally drop windows completely.

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Re: Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#20 Postby skidoo » Thu May 18, 2017 1:55 pm

file managers with document preview feature:
Dolphin file manager
Nautilus file manager (plus gnome-sushi plugin, available from debian jessie repository)

my FAVORITE (and this is my 4th MX forum post mentioning it) is
EAGLEMODE https://sourceforge.net/projects/eaglemode

see it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6yPQKt3mBA
It's cross-platform, provides hella more than just a file manager.


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