[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#372814: xfce4: xfce needs a file finder application

mmassonnet at gmail.com mmassonnet at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 18:11:24 UTC 2007

On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 02:19:54PM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 09:41:49PM +0000, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > Package: xfce4
> > Version: 4.2.3
> > Severity: wishlist
> > 
> > one item that xfce is lacking that would be very useful is a file search 
> > application.  this may be as simple as a link to the gnome file search.  
> > i think it would be useful to have a default link on the xfce panel as 
> > well as in the xfce applications menu (near "run program").  thank you 
> > for your consideration and hard work.
> There's no file search application currently in Xfce. But you can surely add
> beagle or something like that to your install. We won't add it to the default
> panel because we don't want to depend on gnomeries or so.

Other apps are `tracher-search-tool' which is most probably what want if
you are looking for a fast indexer, or catfish[1] which is a frontend to
advanced and common unix search tools.

[1] http://software.twotoasts.de/?page=catfish

> I don't think upstream is interested nor have time on creating this kind of
> application, but maybe one day...
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Yves-Alexis Perez
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