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#1 2019-08-19 18:15:37

daunbailo
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Registered: 2015-11-22
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[SOLVED] Do Whisker Menu search for files?

Hi there,
my question is if Whisker Menu can search the files (as Windows10 do) and not just the apps in the SO

It's possible?
Thanks

Last edited by daunbailo (2019-08-20 16:17:25)

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#2 2019-08-19 20:07:54

Aravisian
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Registered: 2019-08-17
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Re: [SOLVED] Do Whisker Menu search for files?

daunbailo wrote:

Hi there,
my question is if Whisker Menu can search the files (as Windows10 do) and not just the apps in the SO

It's possible?
Thanks

WhiskerMenu searches for applications to launch, but you can use Catfish for file searching.
Just as with Win10, different utilities fill different needs.
You can read a walk-through and review of Catfish:
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/12/catfi … gnu-linux/
I have used catfish a few times when I was tired, but usually prefer to search from terminal.

Last edited by Aravisian (2019-08-19 20:08:35)

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#3 2019-08-19 20:49:26

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 473

Re: [SOLVED] Do Whisker Menu search for files?

Yes, you can.

Click on the Whisker Menu icon with the right mouse button and go to Preferences and access the "Search Actions" section. At this point we click on "+" and:

- In Name we insert "Search with Catfish" (or anything to our pleasure).
- In Pattern we insert a space and press Enter.
- In Command we insert the following string:

catfish --hidden --start %s

Now, if you type a space before your query in Whisker Menu, you'll get a Catfish search.

Tweak the command to your liking using the command line flags of Catfish.

Edit to add source: http://deasproject.altervista.org/blog/ … ella-home/

Last edited by alcornoqui (2019-08-19 20:52:19)

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#4 2019-08-20 16:00:40

daunbailo
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Registered: 2015-11-22
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Re: [SOLVED] Do Whisker Menu search for files?

thank you so much

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#5 2019-08-20 16:06:02

alcornoqui
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Re: [SOLVED] Do Whisker Menu search for files?

You're welcome!

Please edit the title to add [SOLVED], it helps others when browsing or searching.

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#6 2019-10-11 14:13:35

cipricus
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Registered: 2012-02-25
Posts: 6

Re: [SOLVED] Do Whisker Menu search for files?

This will only search in $HOME. A separate search action with a separate pattern can be added for a mounted drive, with a command like

catfish --start /path/to/mountpoint %s

or for a full system search

catfish --start / %s

use `--hidden` only if you want to show hidden files too.

alcornoqui wrote:

Yes, you can.

Click on the Whisker Menu icon with the right mouse button and go to Preferences and access the "Search Actions" section. At this point we click on "+" and:

- In Name we insert "Search with Catfish" (or anything to our pleasure).
- In Pattern we insert a space and press Enter.
- In Command we insert the following string:

catfish --hidden --start %s

Now, if you type a space before your query in Whisker Menu, you'll get a Catfish search.

Tweak the command to your liking using the command line flags of Catfish.

Edit to add source: http://deasproject.altervista.org/blog/ … ella-home/

Last edited by cipricus (2019-10-15 07:34:13)

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