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Is there any app similar to Google Desktop? I need to find files with key words that are source files or *.doc(x)/odt documents.

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Thanks to Eliah! My question was exactly about that :). – ASten Dec 28 '12 at 10:05
It seems that my answer do not reflect main idea due to my imperfect english. I was need to find files that contain text I describe with help of key words. Google Desktop was able to do that, but it is closed for now. I have solved an issue with help of recoll. This program also can perform context search such as Google Desktop. Thanks to all who answered! – ASten Dec 28 '12 at 10:17
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Unity will do that for you already. Press the super key, select files, and type odt or whatever you are looking for.

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Yes, Unity is designed to do that actually. :) – kunaguvarun Dec 22 '12 at 11:27
@fabricator4, will it also index data mounted with /etc/fstab by default (in some "/mnt/mounted_volume1")? – ASten Dec 23 '12 at 15:46
It appears to find anything mounted in ~/ but not in /mnt or /media. Installing tracker-gui also installs "search & indexing" where you can specify other directories such as removable media, and how long to keep the data for. I believe it is supposed to tie-in with the same index, so items can then also be searched for in the dash. – fabricator4 Dec 23 '12 at 20:51
Thank you for the info! – ASten Dec 28 '12 at 10:08

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