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Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

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Linux Equivalent to "Everything"

#1 Postby nathan2423 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:33 pm

Has anyone else here got an interest in finding a linux equivalent to "everything" in the windows world? ( Such as in this article: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/10/fsea ... tool-linux )

I see there are two options that appear to be in development. The better one appears to be http://www.fsearch.org/ but it appears to be GTK3 (and that is not usable by us, right?)

One alternative is ANGRYSearch https://github.com/DoTheEvo/ANGRYsearch but I am not able to get that to work, and not sure it is as well developed as Fsearch.

I use DOCFETCHER and like it for full text searching, and I played a little with RECOLL without finding any major advantages. But what I really want is the "everything" model of being able to quickly locate a file by remembering some small part of its name.

Has anyone made any progress in this department, or have an idea if fsearch could be made to work in MX-16?
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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#2 Postby richb » Tue May 16, 2017 9:25 pm

Plasma 5 has baloo. I use it in Dolphin on MX 16.
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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#3 Postby Stevo » Tue May 16, 2017 9:44 pm

Fsearch build requirements look like they are OK for Jessie--thus MX 16.


GTK+ 3.12 or newer
GLib 2.44 (if we port that from jessie-backports)
PCRE (libpcre)

There's a PPA from which I'll see if I can rebuild the second beta sources.
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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#4 Postby nathan2423 » Tue May 16, 2017 10:05 pm

Thank you STEVO!!! It clearly appears that Fsearch is the leader of the pack, so that's the one I want if I can get it! THANKS! ;-)

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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#5 Postby dolphin_oracle » Tue May 16, 2017 10:27 pm

kupfer is kinda interesting. skiddoo over at the antiX forums turned me on to it. You can tell it what folders to keep indexed and its pretty fast. and its in the repos. synapse is in there too but its not as good at finding files, better for apps.
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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#6 Postby nathan2423 » Tue May 16, 2017 11:10 pm

Thank you Dolphin-O

I was reading some of the comments at gitub on Fsearch, and the author there mentioned Albert https://albertlauncher.github.io/news/ , which is also in our repo, but a little out of date. Possibly Albert is comparable to kupfer but maybe more cutting edge (?)

Kupfer vs Albert: https://freedompenguin.com/articles/sof ... th-albert/

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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#7 Postby Stevo » Tue May 16, 2017 11:32 pm

Bad news for us about fsearch. The builds fail with a reference to gtk-widget-action-group being missing, and we can see from the link that was only introduced in gtk+3 3.16--we have 3.14. So the fsearch developer needs to update his documentation!

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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#8 Postby skidoo » Wed May 17, 2017 3:00 am

fsearch, a few weeks back I read some criticism(s) stating/explaining that it suffers from design flaws.
I don't have a link (and don't recall where ~~ ycombinator, reddit, linuxquestions, stackexchange?)
EDIT: until/unless I'm able to find a link and cite the explanation, this remark amounts to FUD. Sorry 'bout that.

The "kupfer" we have available in debian jessie/stretch is GTK2.
In recent months, the kupfer author has https://github.com/kupferlauncher/kupfer decided to rewrite it as a GTK3 app.
(I'm not a fan of, not onboard with, the GTK3 version)

IIRC, neither fsearch nor kupfer index files like recoll does, they just search on-the-fly in response to each query.
"played a little with RECOLL without finding any major advantages"
What? Recoll is incredible. Instant results, searches within archive files, preview snippets for each item in the search results...
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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#9 Postby nathan2423 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:03 am

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Re: Linux Equivelent to "Everything"

#10 Postby nathan2423 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:07 am

Skidoo have you used Docfetcher? http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/en/index.html

After playing with both I found I liked the design much better than Recoll, but I agree that they are at least roughly compatible.

But both of these are "full text" and not just file names and basic attributes like "everything" and fsearch.

I mainly prefer the larger preview pane on Docfetcher, which works at least for some file types (but it's not a fullblown viewer like is available in TotalCommander of XYPlorer or OPUS in the windows world). What I mainly use even today is X1-Search in a Virtualbox to get the full file preview capabilities.


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