Using gnome-search-tool in a terminal window.from the menu, you can locate files on your computer using any number of search criteria. You can also open the dialog by entering
uses the find, grep, and locate UNIX commands. All searches are case insensitive.
searches in the directory specified
and any subdirectories of the directory and displays the results
of the search in the list. If no files
are found that match the search criteria, the application
displays the message
No files found in the list.
Useto search by file content, dates, owner, or file size.
Type the search text in.
In, type the path to the directory in which to begin the search.
Clickthen click .
Select a search option to apply then click. The following options are available:
Searches for a file by filename. Type a full filename or a partial filename with wild cards in the field provided. Use an asterisk (*) to indicate any number characters. Use a question mark (?) to indicate a single character. The search is case sensitive.
Searches for files that were modified within the period specified (in days).
Searches for files that were modified before the period specified (in days).
Searches for files that are equal to or larger than the size specified (in kilobytes).
Searches for files that are smaller than or equal to the size specified (in kilobytes).
Searches for empty files.
Searches for files that are owned by the user specified.
Searches for files that are owned by the group specified.
Searches for files that are owned by a user or group that is unknown to the system.
Searches for filenames that do not contain the string that you enter. Enter a full filename or a partial filename with wildcards in the field provided. Use an asterisk (*) to indicate any number of characters. Use a question mark (?) to indicate a single character. The search is case sensitive.
Searches for files that contain the specified regular expression in their directory path or filename. Regular expressions are special text strings used to describe a search pattern. For more information, see http://www.regular-expressions.info.
Includes hidden and backup files in the search.
Follows symbolic links when searching for files.
Searches in directories that are not in the same file system as the start directory.
Specify the required search information for the search option.
You can use the search results list to open or delete a file found during a search or save the search results to a file.
To open a file displayed in the list, right-click the file then clickor double-click the file. To open the folder that contains a file displayed in the Search Results list, right-click the file then click . To delete a file displayed in the Search Results list, right-click the file then click .
To save the results of the last search that Search for Files performed, right-click anywhere in the search results list then click. Type a name for the file to which to save the results then click .
By default, locate command. locate provides a secure way to index and quickly search for files. Because locate relies on a file index, the results might not be up to date. To disable quick searches, run the following command in a terminal window:tries to speed up some searches by using the
gconftool-2 --type=bool --set /apps/gnome-search-tool/disable/quick/search 1