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Locating a file without knowing its name, only its content?

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 ...
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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 ...