Specific word locater.

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Sun May 10 07:29:45 BST 2009


On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi steven,
>
> On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 18:02, Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> ...
>>
>> Every time I use the find or locate option in Dolphin, it is only occasional
>> that I am able to find what I am looking for.
>>
>> For instance:  If I type a name of a movie into find, I would expect to find an
>> address for that movie every place it existed in my computer, if in fact it
>> were in my computer, but that is not the case with Dolphin, as far as I have
>> experienced.
>
> You must have an index of your data before being able to find anything:
>
> go to system settings - Advanced Tag -> Desktop search
>
> activate Nepomuk and let it run. This might take some time, depending
> on the amount of data you actually have on your computer.
> There is a "Advanced settings" tab where you can choose the locations
> you want to include into the indexing.
> Don't include any system folders, that would make the search useless,
> as the locate database underlying every Linux system already contains
> those files, so no need to add those again for another index.

Why not exclude the home directory also then as updatedb is index them to?
See /etc/updatedb.conf for the path and file systems that updatedb is excluding.

> IIRC, there are some issues with Strigi, but can't lay a hand on the
> relevant bug right now.

In Intrepid Strigi is deactivated and wont run as there is no backend
it can use, I don't know if its fixed in Jaunty.

/ Jonas



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