K find usage?
john_82 at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Feb 2 12:56:26 GMT 2007
This subject is giving me a headache. There doesn't seem to be anyway of
getting kfind to only look in certain directories. It will only except one.
This isn't a problem off my home directory because I know where things are and
don't often have to wait for kfind to sort through 15plus gig of all sorts of
things (very little video etc). It is a problem searching off root as I have
to include the home directory. A root search is often needed after I install
new applications. I also want to re format 2 hard drives off my home
directory. It would be nice to locate all pdf's, docs etc and sort them in
one go. Files aren't a problem more than one directory is.
Is there any way of doing this with kfind or is there another application that
will. I've looked briefly at beagle but I don't want a dead brained numb
skull windoze type solution that assumes I have everything in certain
specifically named directories. It just isn't flexible enough and I do hope
kde isn't going that way.
On Wednesday 31 January 2007 13:02, John Meyer wrote:
> John wrote:
> > Hi
> > I recently found that I could use kfind to find files with several
> > suffixes by entering *.pdf;*.txt;*.doc etc. There is nothing in the help
> > files on this general area of use. Assuming that it provides a graphical
> > interface for something in linux itself I could use man to find out what
> > options are available. But just what does it use?
> > Alternatively - I want to search off root and exclude certain directories
> > from the search. Is there a syntax to do that and/or to search a list of
> > directories? In this instance I favour exclude to avoid a lot of typing.
> If you have KRegExp installed, you can use regular expressions to find
> or not find files as you see fit.
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