Xfce thunar file search without catphish

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Xfce thunar file search without catphish

Postby faziopesce » 2018-06-12 14:17

Hi, is there a file and folder search function on xfce that doesn't require catphish or gnome-search-tool? I don't want to use an external application to search a file using a tricky way. I'm searching a simple and speedy search option. What do you suggest ?
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Re: Xfce thunar file search without catphish

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-06-12 14:25

find
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# find / | grep command-not-found
/usr/bin/command-not-found
/usr/sbin/update-command-not-found
/usr/lib/command-not-found
/usr/share/doc/command-not-found
/usr/share/doc/command-not-found/copyright
/usr/share/doc/command-not-found/README.Debian
/usr/share/doc/command-not-found/README
/usr/share/doc/command-not-found/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/update-command-not-found.8.gz
/usr/share/python/runtime.d/command-not-found.rtupdate
/usr/share/command-not-found
/usr/share/command-not-found/CommandNotFound
/usr/share/command-not-found/CommandNotFound/__init__.py
/usr/share/command-not-found/CommandNotFound/CommandNotFound.pyc
/usr/share/command-not-found/CommandNotFound/util.py
/usr/share/command-not-found/CommandNotFound/__init__.pyc
/usr/share/command-not-found/CommandNotFound/CommandNotFound.py
/usr/share/command-not-found/CommandNotFound/util.pyc
/usr/share/command-not-found/command-not-found
/var/cache/command-not-found
/var/cache/command-not-found/main.db
/var/cache/command-not-found/non-free.db
/var/cache/command-not-found/contrib.db
/var/lib/dpkg/info/command-not-found.conffiles
/var/lib/dpkg/info/command-not-found.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/command-not-found.postrm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/command-not-found.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/command-not-found.prerm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/command-not-found.list

Obviously you can apply more grep filters and/or use regex etc depending on the results you want to get and how ambiguous your search term is.
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Re: Xfce thunar file search without catphish

Postby sunrat » 2018-06-13 00:24

This subforum is not for support questions. Mod please move. Edit - Moved. Thanks.

locate is a simple way to find files or folders.
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Re: Xfce thunar file search without catphish

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-06-13 06:17

Yes I use locate too but that would require installing another package (although very small) which I think the OP was trying to avoid.
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