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Re: An appropriate directory search tool?




On Sat 20 Oct 2018 at 07:19:50 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:

> 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.

I'd stay awy from zenity if I were you. The same advice applies to yad.
As for dialog - don't go near it. You will be a lot happier.

-- 
Brian.