Re: Recording needed data from mate-search-tool - possible?
- Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 00:59:45 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Recording needed data from mate-search-tool - possible?
On 04/02/2017 08:56 AM, songbird wrote:
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:
[ 1]  /var/cache/apt/archives/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen_4.1+dfsg-1+deb8u11_all.deb
[ 2]  /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen
[ 3]  /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/twentyfifteen.tmp/twentyfifteen
[ 4]  /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/twentyfifteen.tmp
[ 5]  /usr/share/doc/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen
[ 6]  /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen
[ 7]  /usr/share/lintian/overrides/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen
[ 8]  /var/lib/dpkg/info/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen.list
[ 9]  /var/lib/dpkg/info/wordpress-theme-twentyfifteen.md5sums
  /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen/languages/twentyfifteen.pot
  /home/richard/Downloads/twentyfifteen.1.7.zip
1 a filename w extension
3 link to folder
4 a filename w/o extension
Item 4 is a folder but resembels a filename w extension
use find. sometimes trying to make a square peg
fit in a round hole isn't worth it.
The annoying facet of the problem is that
"Applications->Accessories->Search for files" retrieves exactly the data
I want and can sort it so that it visually groups data
But it can only be saved as an image. I need ASCII text.
In my reading I found references that internally it uses "find" &/or
"locate" but I don't look forward to formatting the output of either.
Although I've done some coding years ago, in no way would I refer to
myself as a programmer.