Desktop Search

Ray Leventhal ubuntu at
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
> nice...
> 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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