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Excluding hidden files in locate

We have a Ubuntu NAS sharing SMB and Netatalk with some Macs and I often use locate to find my files. Unfortunately since installing Netatalk it has written tons of .AppleDouble cache files to share ...
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Dash doesn't show applications, only files

I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I have 14.04 LTS installed and it used to work just fine. Since recently however, whenever I want to open an application, Dash doesn't show the application but just some ...
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How to Search for multiple words (in any order) in filename - GUI (or terminal)

I'm looking for a search tool (from Ubuntu 14.04 desktop) or method/command (Terminal) that will allow me to search in filenames for full or partial words, in any order, regardless of capitalization. ...
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How to create a searchable database of PDF/misc documents in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to be able to index keywords of a rather large collection of pdf/misc documents. I tried Calibre and really don't like the performance hit or the fact that it wants to take ...
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Find the files of a particular user or group

How can I search the files based on the owner or group in command line? Right now I have tried ls -lR, that gives all the details of files in sub directories also, and I needed to manually search ...
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Google search through the address bar always asks if I meant to go to http//(Whatever I searched)

This has become quite nuisance as whenever I search in the URL bar in either Chrome or Firefox it always ask this in a notification bar below the URL bar. It only happens when I search a single word, ...
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How can I get rid of a 'dead' icon in search?

So I attempted to install Sublime Text 2 using directions from http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-install-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04-unity/ However, I messed something up along the way and did ...
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How to remove `t=canonical` from Firefox browser searches made on DuckDuckGo?

In Ubuntu 14.04, when I do a search in Firefox using either the address bar or the search bar, the system always adds t=canonical to my searches. So the full string becomes: ...
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How to find files that contains some Cyrillic word?

I want to search for files that contains some Cyrillic word (example in .MS word .doc files) with GUI. I tried gnome-search-tool but it does not work with Cyrillic. It say: no files found How should ...
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On Linux - Cann't register snapshot repository in Elastic search

I am using Elastic search 1.4 and ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS.Trying to create a snapshot for Local elastic search. i refer this website ...
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How do I add new search terms for items to Unity?

I want to type "cmd" and the terminal show up as result.
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Search function ignoring diacritics

The ubuntu search function Ctrl+F searches wonderfully fast (since 13.10 or 14.04 or so). But, it considers e é è ê ē ­ë all as different characters. I have PDF files named after their author, who ...
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Open File dialogue - Filtering

So, easy question but I can't seem to find the right answer yet. Within Windows (eek!) using say notepad++, open file, enter *st* would show me all files containing "st" How do I do the same in ...
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Trying to search for multiple file extensions in command line

I am trying to find two extensions in command line but when i do it will only return one of the extensions. can you tell me what I am missing? Here is my command; [root]# find /etc -name "*.txt" -o ...
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File manager with search functionality for Lubuntu or Xubuntu

I used Ubuntu 11.10 for some time but since they recommend updates and security, I have to use latest Ubuntu. Unfortunately Ubuntu 14 does not work with my graphics because of heavy 3d since only have ...
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Gnome shell overview search does not search directories indexed by tracker

Running a very recent install of GNOME Shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04. the command-line tracker search tools work very well but the overview search in the GNOME Shell does not search the filesystem. ...
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Search text within multiple pdfs and docs

I got a bunch of notes written by other students, but they are from an old textbook that didn't deal with everything in the same order, so I need to search through the notes for every chapter (each ...
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Program is starting every time I search on Unity's search

Every time I hit the windows key (search) and type something the program Tomboy is launched. This behavior is annoying and I cant find which configuration is causing it. Also, a new instance is ...
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Export Foldernames in a directory to csv file [closed]

I have a question regarding exporting folder names to a csv file. I have read already many entries in the web to such topics but on nearly all the topic was about exporting filenames and size and ...
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How to keep search value in unity dashboard during changing lenses?

If I go to the unity dashboard and search for something, the search value is not available on other lenses.
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Media Scanner Script

I am a beginner with Bash scripting. I have recently been working on a script to harden Ubuntu computers for a school project. Everything is going well, except that the students are not allowed to ...
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grep recursively for specific files

I tried to use grep to find some code snippets in python files which are spreaded over some directories / subdirectories, but unfortunately my attempts failed :( I thought: grep -r "search-pattern" ...
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search for duplicate photos

I have photos, in folder A, they also exist, in folders B and C. They have the same filenames. How to search for them and delete them from folder A? A perl script or something would be ideal since I ...
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Evince does not see my search string. But why not?

I have got a number of pdf documents (bank account statements), where I regularly need to search for certain kinds of transaction by keyword. Recently I observed that with Acrobat 9 (a very old ...
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Ubuntu search not finding any files

I've noticed that the search indexes only those files which have previously been opened with some application. For example, searching for a presentation returns 0 results initially, but once I ...
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Searching in Dash

What are the characters which the Dash search uses to split filenames into words? I mean, if you have a file some random.txt, the dash will show if you enter either 'some' or 'random'. But what if I ...
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How do I find a recent file by date created?

If I want to find a file by name, I do the following: find -name app If I want to find a file by type, I do the following: find -name app -type d However, because app is such a generic name, ...
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Can't search Google in Firefox's Start Page (about:home)

I'm a new user to Ubuntu (to linux in particular). Recently I've changed my FF's homepage from Ubuntu start page(about:startpage) to FF start page(about:home). I can type into the search bar but ...
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Dash Home won't stop searching/ Can't search in Dash Home

I'm running 14.04 and since a couple of days my dash home won't stop searching. Even when the searchbar is empty. It shows a couple of apps and folders, but when I type in a search command nothing ...
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How to select files/folders based on input name prefix match in nautilus instead of start searching? [duplicate]

When one types on the keyboard in a view of a directory in nautilus, it either starts searching or to select the first file/folder matching the input with a prefix in the file's/folder's name. I've ...
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key shortcut for previous and next occurrence of searched item

I was searching for a file name in specific folder and search results returns 10 files for that search term highlighting the first one. Now I want to go to next search item , What are the keyboard ...
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No Icon images in unity dash for applications

I'm not sure how you would call it, but I do not have any images showing on the search bar. With that I mean the search thing with the Ubuntu logo (sorry for not knowing the name, I just installed ...
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Locate files matching mimetype in a directory recursively via command line

I wish to get a list of all files in a project folder [recursively] that are image files. Unfortunately Google was unable to help me here. If possible, the use of current system's mimetypes is ...
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Search capability does not work since upgrade to 14.04

When I do a search (Ctrl+F) in LibreOffice Writer only one letter is accepted, like in some sort of overwrite mode. The same happens, for example, in gedit. However a Ctrl+F search from the browser ...
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Address Book Authentication

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 and run Gnome Shell. I am consistently getting a pop up window prompting me for my Gmail address book authentication. The window pops up the moment I type something ...
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Unity Dash Application search results - some icons appear as blank page icons

Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on Dell E6420 (Sandybridge graphics) Open Unity Dash search My filters are set only on "Applications" and "Files & Folders" I type : Software The results are good but some ...
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How to search strings inside files like in Windows without search monkey?

Hi I am using a vmware through which I cannot connect to internet because of security restrictions. I was wondering if there was a way to search for strings through the terminal but then find which ...
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How to fix: Unity Dash does not find a program which IS listed in Unity Dash programs?

It seems as a random bug. Open Unity Dash. Search for a program (Skype or Minitube for me). No results and searching is finished (no loading icon). Repeats no more after opening the program from ...
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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower (15 sec) than the second search (seems instant), on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and ...
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gnome-control-center can't be accessed by Unity search, sound devices not recognized

I don't know what happened, but after a recent update I can no longer find System Settings via Unity's search button on the dash; I have to manually open it from the command line. My system no longer ...
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Incremental history searching

I found this very useful tip in UsingTheTerminal to use the arrow keys to search through the command history: "\e[A": history-search-backward "\e[B": history-search-forward "\e[C": forward-char ...
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How do I disable Unity Dash search features like wiki and other websites?

On my system this not needed and affecting performance. I'd like unity-dash to search only for programs and documents by default. How can I achieve that?
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Photo search app, Ubuntu 14.04

I need an app that searches for a photo in a given directory based on similarity. I found a lot of applications that find duplicate photos but i need to do a couple of hundred searches like these ...
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Ebook managing tool [closed]

I'm searching for ebook managing tool that make possible to search text in all ebooks in specified directory. It would be nice if this tool will have GUI. Something like Banshee for mp3 files.
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awk search help [closed]

I need help with a simple awk script for matching letters on a lines. For example, Finding separate matches for KJ in one field and finding matches for KP in the next? Name VT Kip ...
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Change the Unity launcher search provider

If I enter a term that gives no hits in Applications etc. I will automatically redirected to the Yahoo search page. How can I change the search provider there? I found out, that the content-search ...
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In Ubuntu SDK, how do you search for text which include linebreaks?

If you ctrl+f in Ubuntu SDK to browse through your code, and you paste within the search box a multi-line piece of text, it will fail to find any results. Is there a way to get around this ...
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Terminal - Search entire directory for keyword

I am working on a Ruby on Rails project so I have to manage multiple files. I think I made a syntax mistake somewhere but I'm not sure well. It would be awesome if I could search for a keyword through ...
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Is there a dash like feature in lubuntu, so I can easily search everything? [duplicate]

Is there a dash like program in lubuntu that can be launched either by single or double Super tap. I would want to search, and be able to see a lit of all my apps, preferably in icon form, like the ...
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Ubuntu search does not find .htaccess

I have a folder which has sub folders where some of them contain .htaccess files. But if I use the search tool I do not find any of these files. Also using in terminal: find ~/web '.htaccess' ...