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 unfortunately it is not supporting jar archives(Support only tar,zip etc). See here.

Note: We need to select "Search in archives" option. Is there any way to include jars in krusader search or Is there any alternative GUI tool exists to do this.

Note that I tried gnome-search-tool or nautilus search tool but these are not suitable.

  • I think archive manager does it – Tachyons Dec 16 '13 at 11:41
  • No it works on a single jar not on multiple jars – Chandrayya G K Dec 16 '13 at 11:45
  • select the two jar files and right click on it and then select open with archive manager. – Avinash Raj Dec 16 '13 at 11:47
  • ufff.It is not the answer.If have 100 jar files in sub-folders(recursively) then how can I select all these? – Chandrayya G K Dec 16 '13 at 12:19
  • If you go into Files, go to the directory you want, Ctrl+F and type .jar. Then you can Ctrl+S, type *.jar and hit Enter. It then should select all of the .jar files... Does it have to be GUI - there is alot of stuff on using the find command... – Wilf Dec 16 '13 at 13:02

This is not graphical, but will give a list of files and folders, which is sort of what you want - run this in terminal

cd /PATH/TO/DIRECTORY && find -iname "*.jar" && find -iname "*.class"

This will find just those ending with .jar:

cd /PATH/TO/DIRECTORY && find -iname "*.jar"

This will find just those ending with .class:

cd /PATH/TO/DIRECTORY && find -iname "*.class"

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