search tools

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Catfish - file search tool that support several different engines

Catfish is a frontend for different search engines (daemons). The interface is intentionally lightweight and simple, using only GTK+ 2. You can configure it to your needs by using several command line options.

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Created by caffienejunki 8 years 32 min ago – Made popular 7 years 52 weeks ago
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The best Linux desktop search tools

Tools such as grep, find and awk have often come to the rescue of gleeful Bash-mongers searching for files buried beneath gigabytes of other items. But when a typical Linux distro takes up a couple of gigs of disk space, it's not hard to imagine that finding your files will only become trickier over time.

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Created by Marcin 8 years 1 week ago – Made popular 8 years 1 week ago
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Open Source for Enterprise Search: Five Top Caveats

Open-source software is frequently mentioned as a choice for companies looking to create their own enterprise search applications. But best use of open-source calls for knowledge of what to expect.

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Created by lmramshaw 8 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 9 weeks ago
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Desktop search tools for GNU/Linux: the competition hots up (part two)

In part one, I looked at the Beagle search tool on the command line and the graphical user interface and in part two I want to look at alternative front-ends for it: Yabi, Catfish, and Peagle

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Created by dave 10 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 32 weeks ago
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