1. NAME

gnome-search-tool - the GNOME Search Tool

2. SYNOPSIS

gnome-search-tool [ options ]

or select

Search for Files... from a

Main Menu or from the

Places menu in a

Menu Bar

3. DESCRIPTION

GNOME Search Tool is a utility for finding files on your system. To perform a basic search, you can type a filename or a partial filename, with or without wildcards. To refine your search, you can apply additional search options.

GNOME Search Tool uses the find, grep, and locate UNIX commands. The case sensitivity of the search depends on your operating system. For example, on Linux, the find, grep, and locate commands support the -i option, so all searches are case-insensitive. For full documentation see the

GNOME Search Tool online help.

4. OPTIONS

R --help

    Show help message

  • --named= STRING
        Set the text of "Name contains" search option
  • --path= PATH
        Set the text of "Look in folder" search option
  • --sortby= VALUE
        Sort files by one of the following: name, folder, size, type, or date

R --descending

    Set sort order to descending, the default is ascending

R --start

    Automatically start a search

  • --contains= STRING
        Select and set the "Contains the text" search option
  • --mtimeless= DAYS
        Select and set the "Date modified less than" search option
  • --mtimemore= DAYS
        Select and set the "Date modified more than" search option
  • --sizemore= KILOBYTES
        Select and set the "Size at least" search option
  • --sizeless= KILOBYTES
        Select and set the "Size at most" search option

R --empty

    Select the "File is empty" search option

  • --user= USER
        Select and set the "Owned by user" search option
  • --group= GROUP
        Select and set the "Owned by group" search option

R --nouser

    Select the "Owner is unrecognized" search option

  • --notnamed= STRING
        Select and set the "Name does not contain" search option
  • --regex= PATTERN
        Select and set the "Name matches regular expression" search option

R --hidden

    Select the "Show hidden and backup files" search option

R --follow

    Select the "Follow symbolic links" search option

R --mounts

    Select the "Exclude other filesystems" search option

5. AUTHOR

GNOME Search Tool was originally written by George Lebl (< >). Version 2 was written by Dennis M. Cranston (< >). This manual page was originally written by Jochen Voss < >. Version 2 was written by Dennis M. Cranston (< >).

6. SEE ALSO

R find (1),

R locate (1),

R grep (1)