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I'm looking for a GUI way to search for a textfile file by content on Ubuntu precise/Gnome 3 (i.e. find all "*.rb" files which contain the word "script" in "~/Documents" and subdirectories).

I know I can use grep, but I'm looking for a simple GUI solution. If possible no tools that have their own daemons and/or build huge indexes in advance - a simple, iterative, on-demand search would be the best.

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Doesn't gnome-search-tool work?

  • Yes, that's exactly what I was looking for. It wasn't installed by default and I didn't know it existed. Thankyou. – Boris B. May 23 '12 at 9:33

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