Newby ? How to use Search

mtyoung tuxman at
Thu Sep 21 17:59:24 UTC 2006

I installed Beagle using "apt-get install beagle".

Then when I tested the search again I tried different terms, and this 
time I've learned that apparently it will only find items in my username 

Is this the way it's supposed to work, or am I missing something?

Remember I'm a Linux newby, with no Unix experience, and about eight 
hours total including the install from livecd.

Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 10:08:33 -0500
> mtyoung <tuxman at> wrote:
>> I'm researching Beagle now. The info is bit conflicted. Some hints that 
>> it's included in the latest Gnome desktop as part of Ubuntu, and other 
>> info says that Nautilus will use Beagle if it's installed.
>> Anyone have a definitive answer?
> This isn't definitive, but I have a fresh Dapper install here and just
> tried the Nautilus search function...
> I searched on a plainly visible directory "irclogs" ( just that search
> term). Nautilus proceeded to take *more than a minute* to find it.... :(
> Beagle is not installed.
> So, maybe it is working, but taking forever.... nautilus was using between
> 50 and 70% CPU for all that time. Can't say I was impressed - I'm used to
> using "locate" "grep" and "find" from the command line, and this strikes me
> as absurd...
> I had beagle installed on a previous system, and it certainly was *much*
> quicker. I personally found it superfluous, but I can see that having it
> is preferable if you want quick search results in the GUI.
> Peter

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