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What's an alternative to “Everything” search for Linux?

In windows there is a pretty good search tool named Everything, which can let us search files by name. It's very fast, and easy to use. Now I wonder if there is any similar tool in Linux? Command ...
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tag cloud search of text in linux

a lot of times i have to search through scientific papers that are on my computer. i think having a tagcloud would help. is there a program that creates a tagcloud picture in ubuntu? ideally i would ...
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DiskInternal's Linux Reader Search

A 2TB external hard drive having multiple reiserfs, ext2/3 and similar linux file systems on it. In need for a quick search from within windows xp I found Linux Reader from DiskInternals. It ...
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Free visual similarity image for a local hard drive search?

I'm looking for a desktop search engine for finding images on my local hard drive with high visual similarity. I've only found paid for ones so far. It could be Linux or windows one, either would be ...
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How do I search for multiple strings in any order across multiple lines?

I'm working in a large codebase and want to see where particular strings like "foo" and "bar" are used, within n lines of each other, in any file in that codebase. Ideally I'd use a built-in Unix ...
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How can I find files NOT matching a specific extension in Windows XP?

I need to find and delete all files in subdirectories that are not .SQL files. I can't figure out how to search for <>.SQL or !.SQL in Windows Search. Most of the solutions that I've seen here ...
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Windows 7 not searching in non-indexed folders

I am simply not able to use the Windows 7 search box to find files in the current directory. The following are my settings: I have currently configured Windows Indexing only to search in my "Start ...
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Microsoft Outlook 7 with Windows XP - various problems

I have various issues with Outlook at the present time. First of all, in trying to fix one problem I have created a couple more. When I open Outlook now it asks me which profile I want to open... this ...
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How to search for files in Windows 7+ like you could in Windows XP?

I have a couple questions about searching for files on Windows 7. I find the XP method much easier than this new Windows 7 search. Note: I am only concerned about finding files whose names match a ...
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Searching for files which was created at certain date

Is it possible to find files which was created at certain date? I don't remember file name, but I know date when it was created. I am using windows 7.
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Search for a file based on product version

Does anybody know of a tool that will allow me to search for files based on different columns? For instance, in windows 7 I can show a column in explorer for product version.
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Find files with non-ASCII characters in filenames in Windows XP

Is there any easy way to find all files in a particular directory that have any non-ASCII (ie. Unicode) characters in the filename? I'm running Windows XP x64 SP2, NTFS filesystem.
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Can I force full speed to the indexing service of Windows?

On windows 7 there's 'pause' and there's 'indexing speed is reduced due to user activity' but what if one wants full speed during desktop activity?
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Search for a file in a Far Manager panel like FreeCommander Quick Search

How do I make search for file in Far Manager that is in the current directory of the selected panel? In FreeCommander, this can be done just by typing file's name.
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How to sort Spotlight results by size in the Finder?

How do I sort search result by size in Finder? I would prefer some sort of setting, or shell plug-in. I'm using this to clean my hard drive by finding and deleting the largest files first. I'm not ...
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List all hidden folders/files in Windows (7)?

A long time ago, I remember hiding some really personal files on my computer. Something that nobody could ever find, so I buried them down pretty darn good. Now to my problem, I don't remember where. ...
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list files with extensions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: displaying of files need to list all files on my b: with the extension .doc
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Tool to find files in Windows 64 bit

I need a tool to find files (by name pattern, or by content) under Windows, that supports correctly the 64 bit environment. The embedded search tool in Windows 7 is great for indexed content, but ...
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Utility to search the content of external hard disk (if possible index it in advance)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Searching through txt, pdf and doc files How to search my contents in my portable hard disk quickly (just like a google desktop)? having lots of materials in the ...
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Save search results to spreadsheet

I have a Windows Home Server with about 5,000 files that were corrupted and lost from multiple a hard drive failure. Before I blow them away so they're not included in future backups I want to get a ...
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How do I search for a file where I know the name but not the location?

i want to search qdbase (the name of DB). i dont know where this file is lies.i want to use grep at my server. my server name is qa@qaubuntu and for root root@qaubuntu.. i'm searching this file using ...
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how to search file at server

i'm newbie at linux... 1. i want to make backup database(use mysqldump) 2. copy from server(use linux-server) to client PC (use linux- ubuntu 9.0).. 3. before that i want to search that DB file using ...
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IS there an FTP tool that can search for a phrase in all the files in a directory?

Probably not, just need to clear up a question between me and a colleague. Wondering if there's an FTP tool that will search for a phrase within all the files in a directory.
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Alternative to the Everything search engine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? I love the speed of Everything, but am frustrated by its lack of sorting options. Is there an ...
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Application that locates redundant files on hdd

Is there an application that locates redundant files on the hard drive? Files that are not crucial for the system to run. I'm running Windows 7.
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Index a set of files to search their text quickly?

I have a unique need: I am frequently searching a large set of text files for a keyword or two. Right now, I open up Notepad++ and use the "Find in files" feature. It works just fine, but with the ...
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Windows 7. Permission to search but not for any user to browse

I recently changed permissions on my external usb drive so users by default don't have read permission. Now i realize i cannot search through the drive. after setting 'everyone' permission to read i ...
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Search for all `.xls` files on Ubuntu from command-line?

How would you search for all .xls files in the current directory and in all of the subdirectories below the current directory in Ubuntu from the command line?
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Is there a Windows program to search for files that has these 4 specific features? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? Is there a Windows program to efficiently search for files that does not wear down the disks? ...
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“Everything” for fat32 filesystems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? Can someone suggest me a quick file search utility for xp like "everything" from ...
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Please suggest a file search tool for Windows that is not Google Desktop, and does not index things [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? Hi, I am running Windows Searver 2008 and their search functionality is horrendous (IMO). There ...
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Saving (Imaging) Free Disk Space (Unused Clusters) to Recover Deleted Files

Is there an app that can save all of the free clusters on a disk to a file? In some circumstances, when a file gets deleted, the only way to try to recover it is to scan the disk (or partition) for a ...
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Disabling Windows indexing service

Does it increase the performance of my old notebook (IBM R50e) to disable the indexing service for fast file searching? I am aware that it will take more time when I search for files without this ...
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KDE 4 find files/folders

For some reason, every time I press Ctrl+F in Dolphin or Konqueror, the "Find Files/Folders" dialog remembers "ruby1.9", which I entered in the filename field a long time back. Clearing it or using ...