Everything for linux ?

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zhuo.quan
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Everything for linux ?

Postby zhuo.quan » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:52 am

I love this awesome tool, do you have a plan on linux in future ? Or it's impossible to achieve the same performance on linux?

Thank you!

NotNull
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Re: Everything for linux ?

Postby NotNull » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:53 pm

A search for "Linux" on this forum return this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6819&p=21694&hilit=linux#p21694

Laurent_Paris
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Re: Everything for linux ?

Postby Laurent_Paris » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:36 am

NotNull wrote:A search for "Linux" on this forum return this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6819&p=21694&hilit=linux#p21694

Fsearch is fast but doesn't come close to Everything in terms of functionality. It can find files as you type (but lacks complex search syntax), open the containing folder (but doesn't even focus on the target) and that's pretty much it.
As of July 2018 there is
- no way to rename (let alone bulk-rename) files in the results
- no drag-and-drop or simple way to move them to another folder
- no real-time update (requires a complete manual update every time you change something)
Those are pretty basic uses of Everything as far as I'm concerned and in many cases it's more efficient to use Nemo's painstakingly slow native search function rather than Fsearch.

So the question still stands. Are there any plans to port Everything to Linux?

Metavoid
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Re: Everything for linux ?

Postby Metavoid » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:30 pm

Hi
I dont think its directly possible as Everything uses NTFS meta info to get the insane speeds.
But of course the rest of its functionalities could be ported. (maybe not the insane fast live update)

Stamimail
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Re: Everything for linux ?

Postby Stamimail » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 am

I think Everything uses a lot of built-in components of Windows.
Isn't there a search tool for Linux? Something that makes folder&file indexing the same way Folder Indexing works?

therube
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Re: Everything for linux ?

Postby therube » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:05 pm


traycerb
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Re: Everything for linux ?

Postby traycerb » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:54 pm


Laurent_Paris
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Re: Everything for linux ?

Postby Laurent_Paris » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:25 pm

So no real alternative then :(
These projects still seem to struggle with real-time updating (I understand this is largely due to Linux limitations) and don't offer much functionality (no quick way to rename the files you've found or simply move them around).
Unless native search gets drastically faster with Mint 19 I think I'll just switch back to Windows. I've become that dependent on Everything.

therube
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Re: Everything for linux ?

Postby therube » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:32 pm

Came across this the other day, Windows & Linux, FileSearch is designed to create a static index of files for fast searching and filtering... (untested, & of course it cannot be Everything).


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