Sunday, September 4, 2011

Search for File Contents in Nautilus

Create a script file (text file) called "Find" in "~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts" and allow it to be executable. Add the commands below in the script file:- 

gnome-search-tool --hidden --path="$*" --contains= 

From its command help:-
--hidden               Select the "Show hidden and backup files" search option
--path=PATH            Set the text of "Look in folder" search option
--contains=STRING      Select and set the "Contains the text" search option

To search for files using this script in Nautilus,
Right click a folder -> Scripts -> Find


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