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Re: An appropriate directory search tool?




On 10/20/2018 06:37 AM, Joe wrote:
On Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:28:52 -0500
Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 10/20/2018 04:44 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 04:32:43AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
I think my original post needs a rewrite ;/

I'm looking for a directory search tool with specific capabilities
which would fit comfortably with my work environment.

[...]
I suspect that what I want would most likely be a command line
tool. Perhaps a script will be required. But, before reinventing
the wheel, I ask "Does an appropriate command already exist?"

[...]

Judging by your (second) post, I get the feeling that the answers
given in this list haven't reached you (at whatever level).

But they did.
That's why I wrote 'My take away from answers so far is "A script
will be required." '
Perhaps we have different ideas of the definition of "script".
I saw the examples which worked as scripts (even if written as one
liners). If I had attempted to use bash, I would have expected to use
an explicit pipe command between 'find' and 'grep'.


Have you looked at 'zenity' for (somewhat) graphicising scripts? Not
quite the full GUI experience, but quick and dirty.

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/make-your-scripts-user-friendly-zenity


Had never heard of 'zenity'.
I browsed the text of the page. To read it as intended I'll have to use an alternate profile -- it expects "features" I've explicitly disabled.

I searched for 'zenity tutorials'. The first few I found encourage further investigation.