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Desktop searching in Ubuntu

Beagle used to be the answer, but it's no longer being developed.
Modern distros include Strigi (frontends include NEPOMUK if you're using
KDE, Deskbar if you're using Gnome).  Deskbar is included with Ubuntu's
Gnome desktop.  Some google-fu should show you how to turn on the
indexing engine if it is off by default.


On 01/14/2011 12:30 PM, Chris O'Connell wrote:
> 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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