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    Default Search in opensuse 11.2

    How do I find files in opensuse 11.2 without using the command line. I see in dolphin "nepomuksearch", but it doesn't work.
    Even in the command line you cannot whereis a file like Monday, Monday.mp3. whereis also seems to be case sensitive.

    What other alternatives exist?
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    Default Re: Search in opensuse 11.2

    Kicker Menu - Programs - Search Files and Folders

    Also: Dolphin has an option under Tools: Search File

    Whether Nepomuk works depends on the KDE4 version you have. You can see that in any KDE4 application under Help - About KDE. If you need help on Nepomuk search, start a new thread, otherwise replies etc will get mixed for both matters.
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    Default Re: Search in opensuse 11.2

    The tools > find file works if you have the filename correct, but not on a word in the filename. It would be nice to have such a search application.

    Anyway, I have learn't a little more about search in opensuse
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    Default Re: Search in opensuse 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Alastairo View Post
    The tools > find file works if you have the filename correct, but not on a word in the filename. It would be nice to have such a search application.

    Anyway, I have learn't a little more about search in opensuse
    Don't have to. You need to learn about wildcards (* ?) in linux. Example: I have a document called Knurpht-School.odt
    Search for "Knurpht" returns nothing
    Search for "School" returns nothing
    Search for "Knurpht*" returns the doc in the list
    Search for "*School*" returns the doc in the list
    Search for "K*.od?" returns the doc in the list
    An option is there to manipulate case sensitivity

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    Default Re: Search in opensuse 11.2

    I've been using an older version of SearchMonkey (0.81) (Searchmonkey) which was based on GTK unlike the newer one which uses Qt. If you use 64 bit linux make sure to use the 32 bit version of SearchMonkey and not the the 64 bit version as the 64 bit version is quite buggy.

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    Default Re: Search in opensuse 11.2

    searchmonkey looks like a good option. I will give it a go and report back.
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