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52 views

Search Persian/Arabic numbers in html files?

I have in about 50 html files that are about bank payments of a company.I have to search in about serial numbers in files.I use Agent Ransack for searching in contents of files.But my problem is in ...
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A method to find two strings within distance

I have a large text file collection. I'm looking for a way to find two strings that are on the same line (in the same file) in the collection where the distance in characters between those two ...
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2answers
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Finding a file I hid from myself [duplicate]

OS is Windows 7, 64-bit, although that’s probably irrelevant. I’m having trouble finding a file I was hiding from myself. It was an RTF file and compressed into RAR; then I renamed it and removed the ...
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193 views

How to find files whose names contain any of 2 strings?

I'd like to find files whose name contain "Mar" or "Jun", how can I do this?
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3answers
9k views

How to search the entire hard drive for files modified on a particular date?

I picked up a virus a few hours ago, and have identified one of its files. I know the exact minute that the virus was installed, and would like to search my entire hard drive for files modified in ...
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1answer
229 views

What's a cross-platform solution for tagging files on a USB drive?

I'd like to add custom search tags for Spotlight, Windows Search, and Linux Beagle, all on the same NTFS-formatted USB drive. What's the closest software solution to this?
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0answers
28 views

How to find the line containing a string in a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search for a string in a line and return line and line numbers in linux? I have a file myfile. I will search for a string in this file. I want to see the line ...
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2answers
472 views

Find folders with only one file

I need to find and delete all folders within C:\parent which contain only one file. The folder structure is flat (no subfolders): C:\parent\folder1\file1 C:\parent\folder1\file2 ...
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0answers
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program to track recent saved files or downloads?

Back to windows XP times, i used a program named Ava Find that can find any file in the system, but a really nice feature it had, called "scout bot" that automatically finds new files, that is, ...
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1answer
398 views

How do I find files containing two strings together in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Combine find and grep for a complex search? ( GNU/linux, find, grep ) I have a file containing a text: PADLST20120907:D:05B:UN:IBTA+TK4 17 ...
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4answers
3k views

How to find files containing two strings together in Linux?

I want to find files containing two strings together, for example the file contains both string1 and string2. I want the full path of files in output. I don't want to see "permission denied" ...
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3answers
644 views

How to search for a string in a line and return line and line numbers in linux?

I want to search for a string in a file, and the output should give me the line number and line containing that string. How can I do it?
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Can't find the path to proxy.pac file in OS X

I need to control my proxy.pac file in OS X, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I used whereis proxy.pac from terminal too — the whole story short: I want to find the path to a file in Mac OSX.
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1answer
928 views

How to search recursively for a string in linux?

I want to search recursively for files containing a string. I want to search: Files in and under the directory I'm standing in currently A specific directory. I want to see only results. I don't ...
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1answer
70 views

When I order files by an unusual meta column, does the computer read headers of the files or just a structured list like a data table?

Is there a file system which will reduce the need for indexing files and saves the meta headers automatically on the disk? It would work like a hardware acceleration for indexing all files for some ...
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2answers
2k views

Search for videos with specific length or resolution

I have lost a set of videos on my computer and can't figure out how to search for them. I know they are in 1920x1080 and another is over 3 hours. I would like to use these parameters in a search ...
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2answers
53 views

Is there a way in Gnome's file browser widget to 1) search for internal strings and 2) repeatedly search?

In Gnome's file browser widget, it's possible to search for files by simply beginning to type. Problems: 1) This only searches the beginning of filenames. For instance, in the screenshot below, I ...
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1answer
268 views

Search for all windows folders containing a single file (as opposed to 2+ files)?

Kind of an odd parameter, but it would be useful if I could run a search that returned only folders that contain a single file. Folders with 2 or more files don't get returned. Can this be done in ...
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1answer
929 views

Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows file search to a text file?

Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows search to a text file? I have had to search from My Computer over 6 drives for a file spec. I can't believe that there is no way to save the ...
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1answer
712 views

FINDSTR to search string in files in a specified set of extensions

I want to search for a string in files which end with .asp, .config, and .txt. In other words I want to query asp, web.config, or text files for that particular string. I found that the /G switch ...
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4answers
539 views

Show all Dropbox conflicted copies

I'd like some way to see all the conflicted copies from my Dropbox folder. I personally use a Mac mostly, but I welcome Windows and Linux solutions.
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2answers
7k views

Command-Line File Content Search

The Windows FIND and FINDSTR commands are ok for searching within certain types of files for matching string values, but neither of these works against newer MS-Office formats like DOCX, XLSX, or ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu, search for a file and also look in all sub-directories?

If I am in a particular directory path, I want to search for all files in any folder/sub-folder. How can I do this?
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3answers
179 views

Why does this bash command take up all space on device?

I'm a little new on searching via bash, so feel free to give me suggestions on the methods to use instead of this, which I'll never use again :) I'm searching for occurances of a string, recursively ...
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Best way to *confidently* search files and contents in Windows without using an indexing service?

Back in Windows XP I knew that doing a file search and checking "Search file contents" (or whatever it was) I would get my results if I waited patiently. In Vista, I felt I had absolutely no ...