ubuntu at swhi.net
Fri Apr 24 12:05:59 UTC 2009
> I gathered by your post, you don't like desktop search engines?
> if tracker all that bad, is there any good ?
> Gets a little hard searching threw 1.2TB of Music files, and 2.29TB of
> Video files.. / search threw audio and video in the meta data, would be
> That not to mention my .pdf collection 29.6GB worth, which I would like
> to be able to search all the text contain.
> So, does Ubuntu offer anything to meet the task?
FWIW, locate works really well once the db has been updated (which,
unless I'm mistaken, happens each night). Updating manually is a
little timeconsuming, but to do it simply issue 'sudo updatedb', then
locate <somefilename> or locate <somewildcard+filenamemask like *.pdf>
really works fast as it searches the index, not the file system per se.
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