gnome-search-tool man page

gnome-search-tool — the GNOME Search Tool

Synopsis

gnome-search-tool [options]

or select Search for Files... from a Main Menu or from the Places menu in a Menu Bar

Description

GNOME Search Tool is a utility for finding files on your system. To perform a basic search, you can type a filename or a partial filename, with or without wildcards. To refine your search, you can apply additional search options.

GNOME Search Tool uses the find, grep, and locate UNIX commands. The case sensitivity of the search depends on your operating system. For example, on Linux, the find, grep, and locate commands support the -i option, so all searches are case-insensitive.

For full documentation see the GNOME Search Tool online help.

Options

--help

Show help message

--named=STRING

Set the text of "Name contains" search option

--path=PATH

Set the text of "Look in folder" search option

--sortby=VALUE

Sort files by one of the following: name, folder, size, type, or date

--descending

Set sort order to descending, the default is ascending

--start

Automatically start a search

--contains=STRING

Select and set the "Contains the text" search option

--mtimeless=DAYS

Select and set the "Date modified less than" search option

--mtimemore=DAYS

Select and set the "Date modified more than" search option

--sizemore=KILOBYTES

Select and set the "Size at least" search option

--sizeless=KILOBYTES

Select and set the "Size at most" search option

--empty

Select the "File is empty" search option

--user=USER

Select and set the "Owned by user" search option

--group=GROUP

Select and set the "Owned by group" search option

--nouser

Select the "Owner is unrecognized" search option

--notnamed=STRING

Select and set the "Name does not contain" search option

--regex=PATTERN

Select and set the "Name matches regular expression" search option

--hidden

Select the "Show hidden and backup files" search option

--follow

Select the "Follow symbolic links" search option

--mounts

Select the "Exclude other filesystems" search option

Author

GNOME Search Tool was originally written by George Lebl (<jirka@5z.com>). Version 2 was written by Dennis M. Cranston (<dennis_cranston@yahoo.com>).

This manual page was originally written by Jochen Voss <voss@mathematik.uni-kl.de>.  Version 2 was written by Dennis M. Cranston (<dennis_cranston@yahoo.com>).

See Also

find(1), locate(1), grep(1)

Info

March 16 2009 gnome-utils 2.27.1