How to search for multiple file names at once in Ubuntu via the GUI? I tried Nautilus but without success.
It's available in the software centre, or via
When you run it, rather than enter things to the 'Name contains' box, click on 'Select more options', then the drop down and choose 'Name matches regular expression', then click add. In the new box that appears, you can use any regular expression to search file names. If you want file1 or file2, then type
This is someone else's image, but it illustrates the method:
There are a number of options for searching, and regular expressions (regex) are very powerful, googling may find you further examples to try.
The program does not index your files, so if you search a large area, it may take a while.
Integrating with Nautilus:
A Nautilus-script will allow you to launch
as the entire file contents. Then, set the file as executable (under Properties, Permissions). Now, close all instances of Nautilus, and reopen one. When you right-click in a directory, there should be a submenu called 'Scripts', under which 'Search Here' appears. This will open