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What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu with instant results?

What's the best way to search my file system on ubuntu and get results almost instantly? I have used catfish , tracker and the usual search tool provided with ubuntu. Tracker finds nothing, ubuntu ...
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How do I search a PDF file from command line?

I'm checking references of a paper and want to find the positions in the body where some paper (in the references list) is referenced. Is there a PDF editor which supports search via bash and extract ...
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How to search within pdf and other documents, other than simple text, preferably using a GUI?

Is this possible in principle? It seems to me that search tools like gnome-search-tool, Catfish and Searchmonkey can search within text files, but not within other more complex documents like pdf or ...
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3answers
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How to show all searched results in pdf in a glance?

In evince, when searching some text in a pdf file, the result will be displayed one by one by hitting "next" or "previous" button. I wonder if it is possible to glance at once all found results with ...
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2answers
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How to search pdf files by their metadata

I have a lot of pdf files with metadata like title, subject, author and so on. But neither nautilus nor synapse nor gnome-do can find any files by their metadata. Is there any program or plugin to ...