Desktop Search application (I miss Google desktop search) :)

Is there any Desktop search application for look in the Emails and documents?
I’m looking for something similar to google desktp search or windows search for WIN7.

Thanks

So I don’t see your desktop used mentioned in your post. I use Kfind, which is no longer installed by default when you use KDE. Just open up YaST / Software / Software Management and search on kfind and install it when found.

Thank You,

I use recoll, you find it in the KDE extra repository (it is in reality
no KDE application but a qt application).


PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.5 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.9.2 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 11.4 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | lamp server

I use recoll too. Great application.

FYI recommend you get antiword too:

john@opensuse122:~> rpm -qa | egrep "antiword|recoll"
antiword-0.37-2.1.x86_64
recoll-1.17.3-1.2.x86_64

Am 02.11.2012 00:26, schrieb swerdna:
> FYI recommend you get antiword too:
+1

It is also easy to find out what else makes sense by using “File -> show
missing helpers” after install.


PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.5 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.9.2 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 11.4 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | lamp server

I just tried adding recoll from the 4.9 extra repo, but it has an non-providable dependency: antiword.

perhaps it is in OBS. will check later.

I do use Kfind and like it a lot*. Was disappointed to see that it is not part of the default install any longer. I don’t know what “semantic desktop” **** the KDE devs are trying to push as a replacement – I do remember seeing something a while ago about Dolphin’s search features plugging into such, so maybe that is what is getting the blessing now.

(*though, I don’t think it is capable of searching through email … though, for that, there is always the email client anyway)

On 2012-11-01 23:06, qsummon wrote:
>
> Is there any Desktop search application for look in the Emails and
> documents?
> I’m looking for something similar to google desktp search or windows
> search for WIN7.

I’m using 11.4, gnome, and there is a desktop search tool, based on
“tracker”. It is installed by default. If on the application search box
I type “search” and press enter, I get the desktop search dialog. Second
entry in the list is the configuration dialog. It can search in emails,
if i remember correctly.

KDE has its own tool. But you have not said what version and desktop you
use…


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

Sorry all, I’m using GNOME on OpenSuse 12.1

On Fri 02 Nov 2012 12:56:01 PM CDT, qsummon wrote:

Sorry all, I’m using GNOME on OpenSuse 12.1

Hi
Have you tried the default search tool, tracker?


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 4 days 13:49, 5 users, load average: 0.34, 0.27, 0.21
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

Am 02.11.2012 13:56, schrieb qsummon:
>
> Sorry all, I’m using GNOME on OpenSuse 12.1
>
recoll is agnostic to your desktop.
I guess Gnome 3 has an inbuilt search also, but I am not sure.


PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.5 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.9.2 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 11.4 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | lamp server

A couple of quick notes:

  • it appears that kfind can in fact parse mail (it certainly was doing so for me yesterday when I was searching for something)

  • unfortunately, kfind seems to be rather buggy now … almost everytime I use it now, it will become unresponsive after a little while, and either leaves one cpu pegged at 100% or seems to stop altogether (i.e. no cpu utilization)

  • Last night I added recoll and anitword to give it a try … yuck! indexers!! Security breach in sector 7G !! That certainly didn’t last long on my system before it got nuked.

Interesting, how do you find stuff on your computer without indexing? I’d like to check that out, might use it.

I use the Memory app. It can be found in both the Short-term and Long-term Repos. Or, if you’re using Yast, under Patterns it should be listed in under “Cognitive” … or maybe its “Neurological” … I forget >:) rotfl!

Aikin Desktop HyperSearch is the closest to google I’ve encountered. They’ve got “advanced pattern recognition technology” so you don’t have to remember exactly how something was written or spelled… it’s pretty awesome and FAST. Usually i have to wait an inordinate amount of time for these programs to index my stuff before it starts returning usefull results, but Aikin was returning awesome results within the first few seconds… not sure how they did that…and the indexing was over within 15 mins… files, folders, Outlook add-in for email, contacts, tasks, todo, notes, calendar, etc… oh and indexed my IE, Firefox, and Chrome favorites and bookmarks.