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Desktop searching in Ubuntu

There are two that I recommend:
if you are just searching for files from the command line you can use the
LOCATE command.  Envoke "updatedb" to update the file index and then "locate
filename" to get a list.

Alternately, google desktop makes an indexing software for ubuntu that will
search file contents, much like Windows search or Mac's Spotlight.

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 11:43 AM, Tim Callaghan <tmcallaghan-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at>wrote:

> I'm running 10.04 on my desktop and cannot find how to enable "indexed"
> searching.  Under the places dropdown I can "Search for Files", but its
> checking the filesystem each time.
> Is there a built-in (or better) option?
> -Tim
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