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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 than the second search, on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and recreated as soon as first ...
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Program writes .conf file - cant find the file to edit

I'm running a cgminer(sgminer) on Xubuntu 12.04. Once in the miner I press (s) and (w) to create a default sgminer.conf in a default location: /home/user/.sgminer/.sgminer.conf/. But I am unable to ...
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How to create a search folder for accessing files across multiple folders?

Is there a way to create a "search folder" like Thundebird and some operating systems have? Here's my scenario I am trying to fix: I run data recovery on hard drives and some of the files come ...
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1answer
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GUI tool to search files in jar

I am looking for a GUI search tool which searches inside a folder and its sub folders(recursively) including archive files contents(Jar, Zip, tar etc). I saw the krusader search dialog but ...
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1answer
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Is there a tool similar to spotlight search in OS X for Ubuntu? (specifically Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Is there any tool equivalent to spotlight search in OS X for Ubuntu 12.04? Something where you just type a search string and files, folders or installed programs will appear in a list.
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1answer
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Cut WHOLE folder if it contains .jpg files

I am switching to UBUNTU from W 7. I have been using both for a while, and the perfect time has come to really switch just to Ubuntu now that my w7 crashed for good. The big problem is, all my files ...
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1answer
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how to match a file extension name in a file

i want to move a file into a directory, example i have file name extlist, its contains .exe .lnk .inf i try to use script like this #!/bin/sh a=`cat /home/harits/extlist` for f in ...
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Open file or folder location directly when searching for it - Nautilus [duplicate]

I currently use nautilus as my default file manager. When I search for some file or folder, I also need to switch to the directory that contains the particular file or folder. It feels tedious to go ...
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dash search results not showing my files

I am using the dash search to find files(mostly video files) but its only displaying recently played files.My files are in a different partition,and yes I have mounted those drives.How do I get the ...
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1answer
670 views

Ubuntu dash not searching for files

i've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and i've found that in the dash i can't look for files that i haven't opened yet, eg: I have a huge collection of pdf files and when i look for them on the dash i can ...
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How do I stop Unity Dash truncating file names?

When I'm looking for articles with long names in Unity dash, I would like to have the full filename displayed instead of the current truncated view. It's difficult to find a specific article by ...
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2answers
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Searching through ODT documents without opening them?

Let's say I have 2000 .ODT files. Their names are random numbers. How do I go about searching for, let's say, "pricing list"? How do I find the document I need without opening all of them one by one ...
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1answer
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How to search a network share?

Usually when I want to find a particular file on my local machine, I'll open up a terminal and do find . -name "*blah*" from the directory which I want to search within. Now I want to search from a ...
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1answer
439 views

Cant ubuntu dash search files from every partition of my hard drive?

Lets say i have divided my hard disk in three partitions A B & c & i have chosen A to install Ubuntu, B to keep all my movies & all my songs in c folder. Now dash can find all my files ...
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1answer
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How to search for a string inside of multiple files (in nested folder structure)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software for text search in files I have a python project with nested folder structure src/ folder_1 folder_2 subfolder_1 subfolder_2 folder_3 ...
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7answers
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How to search entire hard drive for a file?

Trying to locate a file, how can I search the entire hard drive for a file?
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2answers
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Search for all files with a .sql extension in folders and sub folders

I want to search for all files with the .sql extension in folders and sub-folders (recursive). How can I do this?
3
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1answer
816 views

How to filter content in the currently opened folder?

There is one thing I'm missing since I've been forced to move from OSX to Ubuntu. For OSX there is a wonderful file browser named Path Finder which has very handy filter function built-in. The ...
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1answer
159 views

Is there a program to search for files in local networks?

Does anyone know if there is a program to search for files in LANs? Or is this possbile with nautilus? I already tried it with nautilus but there were no search results (no matter what I looked for). ...
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0answers
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Full text file search in Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the Unity dash search for content within files? I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I cannot figure out how to achieve the full text search using the file ...
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1answer
317 views

How to use the Dash to search for files on other drives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Zeitgeist does not index folders in NTFS partition I am new to Ubuntu and it's promising. My question is how can I use it to search for files like I could in the Start ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I search for binary (openoffice files) which contain specific text?

I am trying to locate an openoffice file which contains some text but I don't know the file name. Is there any possible way to locate said file using the Ubuntu's search file tool? If so how. It ...
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1answer
305 views

How do I search a particular directory with tracker-search-tool

I have directories like ~Work ~School ~Movies. Is it possible to search for files in only one of those directories with tracker-search-tool (or with tracker in general)?
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How do I search for a file or directory in Ubuntu Server?

It's often that I need to locate the path to files and directories in Ubuntu Server. Are there any good way to search for files or directories in the filesystem by name?
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2answers
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How can I search for files in Unity?

I'm trying to use the dash instead of gnome-do, but I can't find files. "Find files" only returns "Top Results". In gnome-do, I was able to set some often-used directories to index. For example, I ...
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What options are there for indexing my filesystem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu have an alternative to OS X's Spotlight? Wondering what people are using to index and search their file systems. I'm looking for something with low ...