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Newbie linux for file and folders searching

Asked by vickoxy on 2009-08-22

Hi,
i am testing gnome-do now because i need one fast desktop-searching tool. And it perform really good (especially when i need to find some application). But i do not understand how it does files/folders searching?
1) does it search hidden files? I noticed that sometimes it find something hidden, but in most cases not.
2) can i index whole computer? I added to file list "/" as for hole computer, but i am not sure if that changed anything
3) i have one folder called "work", and pdf files in it are work.pdf, work1.pdf. Why in search results stay only folder "work", but not pdf files?
4) i have one document "work1.doc" on 4 places in home directory-but it showes only one?
5) does gnome-do perform searching text in documents /pdf and doc/-didn´t notice that.
6) what number depth should i put there to perform better files and text search (current is all 1)
7) i did read wiki, but there is no explanation how to set/adjust files searching-is there some how to?
8) i use "super L" for showing desktop-so for quick run i can not use "super l+space". Tried to do it with alt/strg/fn +any other key but it will not accept any of them. Why?

Sorry for so many questions, but i like this tool because it seems fast and not too much power hungry-i run it on dell mini 9 with ubuntu 9.04, and haveGNOME Do 0.8.1.3
Release-and wanted to have maximum of it.

Thanks

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vickoxy (vickoxy) said : #1

Additional question-noticed that maximum of indexing is 3000 files-is some increasing planned (and when)? Not very useful if you want to search all hard disk (and the indexing seems to be just fast enough to make this work good).

Thanks

FD (fdouw) said : #2

Gnome Do is not actually a search tool as far as I know. I suppose what you are looking for is more like Beagle or Tracker; if you use one of these then you might use Do to access them quickly though.

vickoxy (vickoxy) said : #3

Hi,
thanks for answer-i realized that. I activate though in new version (gnome-do 0.8.2) tracker plugin. Hopping that beagle plugin comes soon, because it gives me some better results and i snot indexing data after each restart/standby (though it is a little bit slower than tracker)

Still, gnome-do is very good app-easy comes under skin...

P.S. tried to work with docky but it is too slow and is flickering-is that some docky bug or it happens with all Atom Netbooks?

Best FD (fdouw) said : #4

I do not use Docky, so unfortunately I cannot help you with that; I suggest you start a new question for it, so that people who know Docky can find it.

Unfortunately, there seems to be no documentation for the Tracker plug-in; but I suppose you should solve the search issues through the preference for Tracker.

As for the keyboard short cuts; did you look at GNOME’s settings for short cuts: System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts?

vickoxy (vickoxy) said : #5

Hi,
thanks for answer. Keyboard shortcut-i took Alt+x (others are probably appointed to other apps)-so not the problem anymore.

Well tracker is very good implented in docky-so you have right-all issues i have with tracker can be in tracker settings adjusted. Although i would like to see beagle plug in because it is more suitable for me (more results, no indexing after restart...)

vickoxy (vickoxy) said : #6

Thanks Floris Douw, that solved my question.