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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:

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.


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 'productively'{right word??}.

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.