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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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Find and replace all text in a file/folder name [duplicate]

How can I search the whole system (Ubuntu Server 14) for all files and folder with a specific string in their name and replace it with another string? For example, I search for "ubuntu" and any ...
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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.
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Ctrl-S Search Function

A few months ago I learned that Ctrl+S would "search" within any page that I was on. Recently, probably after an update,this has changed to become "Save to File" and trying it again today It has no ...
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Where to find shortcuts to 'Search' in Ubuntu 14.04

Sometimes when I enter Alt+D (the address bar shortcut), the Search app opens from the launcher as if I pressed the Super key (which I'm sure I haven't). This only happens around 20% of the time I use ...
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grep with limited recursion when redirect file exists

I'd like to search a word in all files under a directory recursively, and output the occurrence lines into an output file in the directory. grep -ri "my_str" ./ >> opt_file.txt However, since ...
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Is there a way to search files considering content of archives as well?

I'm trying to find a (very old) file, from which I'm sure it is somewhere on my NAS. Unfortunately I have some of my old files stored inside tar.gz, zip or 7z. Is there any way to search all files ...
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Locating a file without knowing its name, only its content? [duplicate]

I have a hard drive filled with files, and I need to find a specific file without knowing its name. All I know is that the file contains a list of email addresses. Is there any way I can locate it?
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Commands to search by project homepage tag

Some packages list a homepage, such as the one for Texmaker. $ apt-cache show texmaker | grep http Homepage: http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/ However, I can't find a way to search for the URL of a ...
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Where did blender generate the system-info.txt file?

Today I launched Blender and asked it to generate system info as I was curious what this button what do: And after pressing that this came up: I also got this in Terminal: Info: System ...
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To start the Desktop Search in Ubuntu?

I pressed some key bindings to start the desktop search bar in Ubuntu. I cannot find it again. It was something with CTRL How can you start the search box on top of everything in Ubuntu?
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To install Wipefs in Ubuntu

I run apt-cache search wipefs and aptitude search wipefs unsuccessfully. How can you install wipefs in Ubuntu?
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How to speed up search in dash?

I use Ubuntu 14.04. Search in dash is taking very long time. Is there any procedure to make the search faster?
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Command to search through manuals?

Can't remember it. Tried to google it with no luck. I encountered it last week but the browsing history is wiped. Here's what that command does. You just write it in terminal with some word. It will ...
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Find and search inside encrypted compressed files

I want to get a list of all contents inside a (ZipCrypto) password protected zip archive inside the terminal. Also, how can I filter/search specific file types using grep (Can I)?
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Find and search inside all compressed files

I need to search my entire hard-drive for files, such as images, in compressed archives(e.g. zip, gzip, bzip etc...). Note, that this search is not exclusively images. The - yet to be posted - ...
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Why doesn't nautilus search find anything outside of my home folder?

I installed nginx using apt-get. There are now many folders and files with "nginx" in their name. Using the file browser (nautilus) i search for "nginx" with "All Files" selected. It will not ...
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Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in “Computer” disk.

Ubuntu completely freezes whenever I search something in "Computer" disk. It's not something related to RAM, because it keeps happening even if search result contains few files and it works just well ...
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Typing “k” closes search

Typing "k" closes the Ubuntu/Unity search box. This means I can't search for anything containing a "k". I can't seem to find any relevant keyboard shortcut that I could've messed up or anyone else ...
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How to search for files through hashsums

I search for files often in my files system by either using the tree command and grep, or the find command, but recently I downloaded some content from a site, but forgot where I saved it, now I know ...
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Thunderbird: Search to, cc and from in one step

I can search for "to", "to,cc" and "from" with the thunderbird search dialog. But how can I search for to, cc and from in one step? Strange but true, the search dialog of local folders has a field ...
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Which is the most efficient search and replace tool? [closed]

Asking out of curiosity, which is the most efficient/fast "Search & Replace" text tool? awk or sed or any other?
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Firefox default search provider resets after restarting the browser

I switched my default search provider to DuckDuckGo, but recently decided that I needed to have some of Google's features for a while as default, so I made Google my default search provider in my ...
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Getting message about not installed Sphinx

I try to use Sphinx, when I run: sudo indexer --all , getting the folowing: Sphinx 2.2.7-id64-release (r4883) Copyright (c) 2001-2015, Andrew Aksyonoff Copyright (c) 2008-2015, Sphinx Technologies ...
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Clear Unity search when the search window is closed

Is it possible to make the search bar clear after I click a program, or close out of the Unity search? Currently if I type something into the search, click the result that I want, then go to make ...
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command to find files by searching only part of their names?

Say there are files with names: batman.c batwoman.c batgirl.c cricketbat.c What command and how should I use it to list all these files by using the searchtag bat?
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Advanced text replacement

How can I replace a text in all files in all subfolders when my search includes "*" for example I have many text files containing such pattern (some wrong paths that I want to correct) ...
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How can I disable the Super button so that it won't bring up the Search window?

I know this question may have been asked before but the solutions are all out of date or don't work. I am running Ubuntu as a VM in VMWare on a Mac. If I try to switch from Ubuntu (in VMWare) to the ...
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Dash search slow at first time

When I open Dash and write something to be searched, the first time this takes 5-10 seconds to bring the results. But at the subsequent searches, it's fast and shows the results immediately. It looks ...
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How to search for specific lines in Linux? [duplicate]

I recently received an error telling me that there was a problem on line 52. I am trying to learn what the best method is for finding lines instead of actually counting them. In Windows, I often used ...
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How to search for a particular file or all files from a graphical interface [duplicate]

Is there some graphical tool to search for a particular file or all files of that format from a folder and many sub-folders and which takes a query like *.txt and the path of the partition on which ...
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Unity-dash search lags inconvenient

Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox ...
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search for installed packages in my system [duplicate]

I know you can search for packages to install using apt-cache search keyword, but is there a way to search for packages that are already installed? Thank you.
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How to change colour of the search bar in the panel?

In the panel there is a magnifying glass which allows to search through the programs installed in the computer: Question: How can I change the colour of the font in the search bar for example from ...
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how to make the dash search for ODT files' contents?

I tested creating an ODT file and searching for a word inside the file. As far as I can tell, the ubuntu dash cannot search inside ODT files. But maybe I missed an option/there is some indexing and ...
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How to highlight a searched text in vim editor?

I have vim editor version 7.3 However in this when I search for a test by typing :/SEARCHTEXT the cursor goes to the line containing the text which is searched, but the text itself is NOT ...
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How to set nemo as default instead of nautilus? [duplicate]

I have recently installed nemo with: sudo apt-get install nemo But I am finding that other applications still are using nautilus to open folders like for instance the Unity search still opens its ...
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What controls the generation of window borders? (MATE)

What I'm looking for is what controls window borders; specifically what actually defines what goes where (as in, the program that says the bottom bar goes at the bottom, not the side or what keeps the ...
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How to see all installed applications [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 default GUI, how can I see all the applications installed ? if I don't give a search keyword I can't see anything.
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Libreoffice calc: make search default to 'value' not 'formula'

When searching in LibreOffice Calc, the default 'search in' choice is 'Formulas'. This is annoying to me because 99% of my searching is for values. (OpenOffice either defaulted to values, or I ...
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How to configure display order of search results in Gnome Shell?

On Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME Shell 3.10 - where are the options for configuring the order of the search results in the dash view? When hitting Super and typing any string (e.g. demofile), then the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - GNOME Flashback Install with Search Error

I have just installed GNOME Flashback from Ubuntu Software Centre and have also added the Search Tool within a panel. Unfortunately when I click on the magnify glass I receive the error: Could not ...
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List uninstalled backports

I want to list installed packages that have backports to which I have not already upgraded. This question addresses using aptitude to list backports for installed packages: How to list available ...
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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 ...