[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

RE: Is there an indexing tool in linux that can help quickly search the contents of all my files?



> From: Peng Yu [mailto:pengyu.ut@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 5:21 PM
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On windows machines, there is "google desktop" which searchs the files
> contents. Mac has "spotlight" which also search the file contents in a
> mac machine.
> 
> In linux, I know the command 'locate' which search all the filenames.
> But I am wondering if there is a tool that can search file contents.
> 
> I know that the combination of 'find' and 'grep' can search the
> contents, but it is slow. Can somebody let me know if there is a much
> faster solution which might rely on an indexing database?
> 
> Regards,
> Peng

If you like Google Desktop, there's a Linux version.  

http://desktop.google.com/linux/index.html


Reply to: