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Kubuntu 16.04 Discover search bug - Answer!

Because of requiring reputation, I post the answer of this question. To be able to see search results in Discover, open Konsole and type "sudo apt-get install muon". When finish installing, search ...
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Unable to view search results in the Activities Overview for locations I have previously disabled but now re-enabled in the settings

I just went into Settings > Search > Search Locations, disabled the search results for my home directory and then re-enabled them with the little slider next to the item. However even after ...
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Metadata application for next revision [closed]

Is there a way to list the content of the file from file name in ntfs. i searched a date or specific number in doc file. i havent got the file name and path . searchbridge metadata.
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dolphin “Find ” not working

how do you get "find" to search for anything. when i type anything it says that it found nothing. I've tried kde-baseapps, systemsettings , and kfind. im using ubuntu 16.04 and the version of ...
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Using Grep to get specific entries and ignore others

is there a way to use grep to ignore lines with 141.8. .. contained in them BUT get lines that have GET? Right now I have this but I must be doing something wrong sudo grep -v '^141.8.83.213' ...
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How to find a specific text in files with specific extension?

Let's say I'm searching for all files with .log extension that contain the text of abc. When searching for files with any extension would look like (Ref.: http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/16140/38353 ...
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list all files by size [duplicate]

I'm currently running some Disk Management and trying to locate where some rather large files are located. Is it possible to list all files on a hard drive, (including system files, and hidden files) ...
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searching a file [duplicate]

I want to find in the system a file, and I know part name of it. How could I do that? I tried unsuccessfully the command: find / "*partname*" The problem is probably very easy however I cannot find ...
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Is there a good way to tag files and directories?

I have files and directories stored in multiple ways, some at my home directory, some in Dropbox and some in TrueCrypt volume files. I would like to be able to add tags to files and directories such ...
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Search files in awesomewm

I have tried every phrase on google but couldn't find any relevant result. I want to search files/folders in awesome windows manager like unity or gnome. Is such feature provided or can be added in ...
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Explicit pictures show when searching “gedit” in Ubuntu Dash

Recently at work I searched the Unity Dash for gedit and there were explicit pictures in the search result. The picture shows in "Reference" field when I search "gedit" only.. It was very ...
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troubleshooting updatedb

I am taking a course that makes me go on terminal and run updatedb. but this is what I get: nonrootuser$ updatedb updatedb: can not open a temporary file for `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db' so far I ...
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search operators? [closed]

I have a bunch of old game ROM's I need to search through. The data I need is contained in brackets []. so for example I might be searching for [b(with a number after)] or [a(with a number after)]. I ...
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Searching previous command history with PageUp in 14.04

I got this working before (I believe it was on a 15.10, I recently downgraded to the LTS 14.04). According to this post the following should work ~ $ cat ~/.inputrc "\e[A":history-search-backward ...
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Find file based on content of entire file, not per line

Can I search for files with a rexexp that is matched against the entire file? Let's say that I have these files: //file1 foo bar //file2 bar foo I want to find files that end with "foo". If I use ...
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Is there an easy way to search the web for images by keyword then download a specified number of the original full size images in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm looking for a simple way to search the internet for images of, say, 'desert landscape' or 'statue of liberty' or something and then download the first n results in the original resolutions as ...
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Gnome activities search for open application

Somehow I managed to alter my Gnome activities to always open an application in a new window by default - how can I set it back to always prefer currently open applications? So, e.g., when Nautilus is ...
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Search your computer and online sources. Always empty. Why?

How can I access social network messages, updates in unity dash? Which scope/lens are the latest, stable and available?
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How to search for all the man files that contain certain keyword?

I want to learn how to search for a file by giving the content within it as a parameter. I can then apply the solution to search for commands contributed by Richard Stallman (through man pages).
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How to stop a file or folder from being indexed in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I would like to know if I can do any of the following and if so how: Make it so that a folder is not indexed but leave its contents indexable (so ...
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How to find all empty files and folders in a specific directory including files which just look empty but are not?

Let's say that in my folder ~/list I have a large amount of folders each with their own sub-folders and sub-sub-folders etc, and there are lots of files almost on each level. However some of these ...
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Is there any gui to make a global (system and devices) search in Ubuntu?

I've searched for this topic but it seems that I'm the only one with this problem. The search for files default app allows to search only in a specific place. I would like to search, let's say, for a ...
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Is there a file manager with file search that doesn't break xubuntu desktop

I am looking of a file manager for Xubuntu that would: (1) Be file search capable. The default combination Thunar+Catfish is can only search files, but cannot manipulate those. Catfish fails to ...
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How do I find all custom-created symbolic links in the entire system?

I've created several symbolic links in different places. I can't really recall where each one of them is in the system and I've already removed programs they are associated with. Is there a script / ...
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how to run wine explorer file with native linux app?

lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily uname -a Linux router 4.2.0-22-generic #27-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 17 22:57:08 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Unity Dash not showing applications after waking from suspend?

I need to remove the cache in the software center and reset unity every time. Is there any other permanent solution for this? I am using Ubuntu 14.04
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search using regular expression with alternation

I'd like to search files containing G Bush, J Bush, B Bush, or H Bush The following command can achieve the goal: grep -rnE "G Bush|J Bush|B Bush|H Bush" Can we do something like grep -rnE ...
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How to search .tex files in 14.04?

I want to search methyldopa in .tex files by the Ubuntu search. I just included the files in my Dropbox folder which may be confusing Ubuntu's search tool. However, I see those files in Recent files ...
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How to count the total number of files/folders on a system?

How can I count the number of all files/folders that exist on a system, using the command-line? I can find it out using a GUI, simply by opening the properties window for the entire / folder, but it ...
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Ubuntu find and replace in files of current directory recursively

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Magento website in my Local System. Now I have a module directory in which I want to replace every occurrence of "Magento\Module" with "MyCompany\Module" in all files ...
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How to search String with “\” character and to Replace it

I am Stuck into an issue regarding searching and replacing a directory path included in my thousands of file, what I want, to search those directory path in files and to replace it with new directory ...
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List all recently changed files (recursive)

So, I want to display (via ls for example) all files, which were changed in the last seven days. If I'm in my docroot-folder, it should be able to look "deeper". For example: File Last ...
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Nautilus force type-ahed search

I have followed what reported in this question by giving command: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search true to disable type-ahed search. I want that when I type ...
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Why is Ubuntu's main search feature so ineffective? [closed]

At least for me it is. When I click on the Search your computer and online sources icon in the top left corner and type a file I want to find, and type a file, for example for me, Casino Royale, it ...
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How does tracker find applications with no .desktop files

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and when I search for something in the activities overview, even if an application does not have a .desktop file it will shoe up in the search results ...
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Is Google Desktop Search for ubuntu, 64 bit, hanging around somewhere? [duplicate]

I know it was withdrawn years ago, but I recently installed it for windows, and it's still my favourite. Can this be had somewhere on the interwebs? The links in this old question are dead.
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Geany file search fails

I recently installed a fresh new version of Ubuntu 15.10 and Geany 1.25. Now, Geany is not searching inside PHP files. In my previous installed version, it was working very fine. When searching for ...
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Integrated indexer search in Nautilus?

Is there a way to enable it? I want use the file manager's search bar to search not only in file names, but also in its contents, too. Also want to get it use my images EXIF/XMP tags for search ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Cannot find app after installed

I have installed some new applications and the app's icon has already been created in '/usr/share/applications' but still can't search the app. I have to reboot the system to update the icons. This ...
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Ubuntu dash search bar invisible or transparent?

I had a 14.04 installation of Ubuntu on which the Dash search bar stopped working within the past week. Through experimentation I discovered that the search function is working but it is merely ...
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Is there a way to search document contents using a Unity Lens in 14.04 Trusty?

In trusty 14.04, the out-of-the-box install gives you a Unity file and folder search which provides relevance-based search for recently used files (through Zeitgeist) augmented with entire filesystem ...
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How to list the last modified files in a specific directory recursively

It may be a generic Linux question but I'll give it a try here. I need a list of recently modified files very often and currently for it I am piping ls output to grep with the param on today or a ...
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How to easily tell what package something is in without knowing its command-line name? [duplicate]

I have read this How do I figure out what package something is in without resorting to Google? and understand how to tell what package a certain command is in, however I still have a problem, how do I ...
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Image recognition search software?

I have recently lost an image, I know it is somewhere on my machine, but I don't where. And I have an image which looks very similar to it. Is there any kind software for Ubuntu similar to the Google ...
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Gedit: Search next match … usability

Searching the next match with gedit makes me crazy. I press Ctrl+F The search input box opens I enter foo There is a match for foo. Nice Up to now everything is sane I want to search the next match ...
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Getting number of users depending on their age [closed]

I have a text file in which there are two columns: Name Age Ashko 32 Mohan 45 arun 21 I want to get the number of users whose age is greater than 25 ex 2 in above case
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Crazy search glitch

Whenever I go to search (in 14.04 LTE) my PC flips out and I have to reboot, I suspect it has something to do with how it has only 512MB of RAM, but it has the 32 bit... It has the following gear: ...
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Dash Search is slow [duplicate]

I feel the dash search on ubuntu is slow. It takes alteast 5-10 seconds to respond to any text that i entered. I see no difference in subsequent searches after the first one. I have Ubuntu 15.04 on ...
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I want to turn of dash search animate [duplicate]

The animate of search is slow (I was using Unity Tweak Tools and CCSM to turn some animation off, but search animate on dash is slow still), anyone knows how to turn it off?
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does t include in explorer search as we do in windows 7

When we are uploading any file we may search for the file in the explorer when using windows 7. So my question is will that too will be available in ubuntu.