The best Linux desktop search tools
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"Tools such as grep, find and awk have often come to the rescue
of gleeful Bash-mongers searching for files buried beneath
gigabytes of other items. But when a typical Linux distro takes up
a couple of gigs of disk space, it's not hard to imagine that
finding your files will only become trickier over time.
"Compared with their internet brethren, today's desktop search
tools can be used not only to look for the names of files on your
disk, but can also perform context-sensitive searches within email
archives, images, videos and music. Some tools take it a bit
further and even index your browser history and bookmarks. But with
so many different tools to choose from, often offering the same or
similar features, just which are worth trying?
"We picked out the best desktop search tools for Linux and put
them through their paces - read on to find out how they fared!"