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Re: Recording needed data from mate-search-tool - possible?




Richard Owlett wrote:
> I am using Jessie with MATE desktop.
> I search for a string within a filename OR folder name.
> I must distinguish between files, folders and links to either.
> "Applications->Accessories->Search for files" will DISPLAY the data.
> *HOWEVER* attempting to record the data yields obfuscated data:
>
>> ITEM NOTE
>> [ 1] [1] /var/cache/apt/archives/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen_4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u11_all.deb
>> [ 2] [2] /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen
>> [ 3] [2] /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/twentyfifteen.tmp/twentyfifteen
>> [ 4] [2] /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/twentyfifteen.tmp
>> [ 5] [2] /usr/share/doc/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen
>> [ 6] [3] /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen
>> [ 7] [4] /usr/share/lintian/overrides/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen
>> [ 8] [4] /var/lib/dpkg/info/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen.list
>> [ 9] [1] /var/lib/dpkg/info/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen.md5sums
>> [10] [1] /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen/languages/twentyfifteen.pot
>> [11] [1] /home/richard/Downloads/twentyfifteen.1.7.zip
>>
>>
>> Notes:
>> 1 a filename w extension
>> 2 folder
>> 3 link to folder
>> 4 a filename w/o extension
>>
>> NOTE BENE
>> Item 4 is a folder but resembels a filename w extension
>
> Any suggestions?

  use find.  sometimes trying to make a square peg
fit in a round hole isn't worth it.


  songbird