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    Default Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    Hallo!I have installed Opensuse 10.3 in my computer.My machine also has Windows XP thus there are windows partitions.I have configured Opensuse to have read/write access to these windows partitions.
    Now I want an Opensuse software that I can use to search any file within my entire computer (both Opensuse and Windows partitions).Which software can I use to achieve this search,where do I download it and how do I configure it?
    Please give me a solution to my problem as soon as possible.Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    Well, there is the normal Search function in the menu you get when you click on the K Menu (normaly lower left). It does not bother about partitions, because in a Linux system as a user you just see the directory tree independent of the way it is build up by mounting partitions.

    So looking for file OOOPS? just let the Search start from / and it will do so.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    Hi,

    Alternatively, make use of the find program. It is a cli tool.

    It's very quick and has quite a few features.

    Find the details in the manual or info pages.

    Regards.

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    Default Re: Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    From a GUI, there is normally Beagle

    For a filename, open a console and enter locate <string>
    (The string can be any part of the filename)

    To locate a string within a file, you need to get the hang of grep.

    Open a console and enter
    info grep

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    Default Re: Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 18:06:03 GMT
    carboncore <carboncore@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Alternatively, make use of the find program. It is a cli tool.
    >
    > It's very quick and has quite a few features.
    >
    > Find the details in the manual or info pages.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    >


    Oooh! You're a mean man!! Sic'ing 'find' on new users. {Chuckle}
    Do you know how *long* it took for me to grok the man page for that? OMG!

    If one installs 'findutils-locate', you can type 'locate xxx' to find
    something. But it only updates once a day. There are newer versions which
    update immediately by monitoring the file system. One would have to search
    for them.

    There is also a kio-slave for locate too... allowing 'locate:xxx" queries
    from a konqueror address bar. (need to install kio-locate package)

    {Smile} Ok, 'nuff picking on you... I think I'll go throw rocks at the other
    person who responded who suggested installing Beagle.

    Loni

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    Default Re: Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    In 11.0 there is also the new strigi search engine, which claims to be much faster than Beagle, interfaces with different backends, and can search within files. It is configured in KDE 4 under Configure Desktop/Advance/Nepomuk. I haven't looked into what Nepomuk is. I have played just a little with strigi and it works well, but the client interface is very limited, much less than Beagle provides. Perhaps Nepomuk when activated addresses that; I don't know.

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    Default Re: Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    Hello 4joey1,

    Ar you still with us? You asked for a quick reaction and there are a number of them within 24 hours. But no reaction from you if you are satisfied or not. Or maybe we misunderstood you and you want to make your question more precise. Please let us hear something from you.

    Regards,
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    Default Re: Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by mingus725 View Post
    In 11.0 there is also the new strigi search engine, which claims to be much faster than Beagle, interfaces with different backends, and can search within files. It is configured in KDE 4 under Configure Desktop/Advance/Nepomuk. I haven't looked into what Nepomuk is. I have played just a little with strigi and it works well, but the client interface is very limited, much less than Beagle provides. Perhaps Nepomuk when activated addresses that; I don't know.
    Ok. I activated strigi. Now what? It doesn't run if I type strigi in a console. It is not in my menu. The "find file" utility in the menu looks and acts the same.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Default Re: Which file search software is available for Opensuse?

    In YaST Software Management for the strigi package, look at the File List. You'll see the various programs and where the documentation is, that will tell you what does what. I didn't go as far as figuring out how its connected Nepomuk; I used the client before even knowing about that. But you have to start the daemon and indexing to have something to search on. Offhand I don't remember the setup and commands, but not difficult to figure out from the docm. Also check the website, more info there. This sw is very new.

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