slocate in the default desktop install

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Mon Feb 11 14:01:07 GMT 2008

Sebastien Bacher napisał(a):
> Le lundi 11 février 2008 à 11:15 +0000, Matt Zimmerman a écrit :
>> Since very early on, we've shipped slocate as a part of the default desktop
>> install in Ubuntu.  This provides an indexed list of filenames on the system
>> to assist in searching for a file by name.  I'm not sure whether any of the
>> standard desktop applications made use of it, or whether it was only useful
>> on the command line.
> Hi,
> gnome-search-tools (the search interface listed in the panel places
> entries) use "locate" if available, it'll fallback to use "find" if it's
> not installed though. I'm not sure how many people use this dialog but I
> think that the database update is rather an annoyance than a win for
> desktop users nowadays

In Kubuntu there is a "locate:" protocol, which can be used in any "open
file" dialog box. It is pretty convenient to use.

KFind also has an option to use slocate index.

	Krzysztof Lichota

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