Use FSearch To Find Files Faster on Your Linux System


FSearch is an encouraging new file search utility for the Linux desktop, inspired by the Windows app, Everything Search Engine .

According to the developer, Christian Boxdörfer, on the project’s official webpage, “[Everything Search Engine] provides instant results as you type for all your files and lots of useful features (regex, filters, bookmarks, …). On Linux however I couldn’t find anything that’s even remotely as fast and powerful”.

Designed For Advanced Users

Christian was sure to try out all of the most popular desktop search tools available for Linux before creating his own. The apps he tested range from recoll to MATE Search Tool to the search capabilities built in the Nautilus file manager. The aim was to decide on whether to just improve the already available apps or build new ones.

In the end, his conclusion was to build a search tool for advanced users – it’s not just for trying to locate misplaced selfies and/or documents and MP3 files.

The result of Christian’s conclusion is FSearch. It’s a standalone GTK+3 desktop app that even though is still in development, offers the following features:

  • Instant (as you type) results
  • RegEx support
  • Filter support (files, folders or everything)
  • Fast sort by filename, path, size or modification time
  • Customizable interface

Downloading FSearch

Give the alpha build of FSearch by installing the alpha build on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64-bit) or later.

Remember that at the moment it is not “release quality” software so you may experience bug issues and/or missing features while using it.

Feel free to report any issues you encounter on the FSearch Github page.

About The Author
Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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