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'''KFind''' can be used as a standalone file search tool, launched by '''[[Special:myLanguage/KRunner|KRunner]]''' or from your menu.  It is also integrated into '''[[Special:myLanguage/Konqueror|Konqueror]]''' and '''[[Special:myLanguage/Dolphin|Dolphin]]''' as <menuchoice>Find File</menuchoice> in the <menuchoice>Tools</menuchoice> menu. Being equipped with a graphical user interface, it is often handier than the command line tool named find which requires advanced skills in instruction syntax formulation.
  
'''KFind''' can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by [[KRunner]] or from your menu.  It is also integrated into [[Konqueror]] and [[Dolphin]] as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu.
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A search is configured in a 3-tab window.
 
A search is configured in a 3-tab window.
  
:The '''Name/Location''' tab
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::* Specify a file name
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The <menuchoice>Name/Location</menuchoice> tab
::** use wildcards * and ? in the name
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* Specify a file name
::* Specify a starting directory
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** use wildcards * and ? in the name
::* Decide whether you want to also search sub-directories
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* Specify a starting directory
::* Specify whether the search should be case-sensitive
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* Decide whether you want to also search sub-directories
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* Specify whether the search should be case-sensitive
  
:The '''Contents''' tab
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::* Select the file type to be search
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The <menuchoice>Contents</menuchoice> tab
::* Specify the search term
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* Select the file type to be search
::** it can be useful to have '*' set in the file name field in the Name/Location tab
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* Specify the search term
::* Select case sensitivity
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** it can be useful to have '*' set in the file name field in the Name/Location tab
::* Should binary files be searched?
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* Select case sensitivity
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* Should binary files be searched?
  
'''NB''' A "Contents" search is necessarily much slower than a filename search, so be as specific as you can when defining it.
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{{Note|A <menuchoice>Contents</menuchoice> search is necessarily much slower than a filename search, so be as specific as you can when defining it.}}
  
:The '''Properties''' tab
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::* Find files by creation date
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The <menuchoice>Properties</menuchoice> tab
::* Limit the criteria by age - e.g. "during the previous 2 hours"
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* Find files by creation date
::* Find files by size - e.g. "At Least 2 MB"
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* Limit the criteria by age - e.g. "during the previous 2 hours"
::* Limit the result to files owned by a specific user or group
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* Find files by size - e.g. "At Least 2 MB"
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* Limit the result to files owned by a specific user or group
  
All criteria set will be honoured in your search - you are not limited to the specifications in one tab, so you could search for "any file in the directory /home or any directory below that, containing the word "Silkstone" which must be capitalized, and is owned by the group "Accounts".
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All criteria set will be honoured in your search - you are not limited to the specifications in one tab, so you could search for any file in the directory /home or any directory below that, containing the word "Silkstone" which must be capitalized, and is owned by the group "Accounts".
  
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[[Category:Utilities]]
 
[[Category:Utilities]]
 
[[Category:File Management]]
 
[[Category:File Management]]
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[[Category:Help]]
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  Find files by name, type or content

KFind can be used as a standalone file search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror and Dolphin as Find File in the Tools menu. Being equipped with a graphical user interface, it is often handier than the command line tool named find which requires advanced skills in instruction syntax formulation.

A search is configured in a 3-tab window.

The Name/Location tab

  • Specify a file name
    • use wildcards * and ? in the name
  • Specify a starting directory
  • Decide whether you want to also search sub-directories
  • Specify whether the search should be case-sensitive

The Contents tab

  • Select the file type to be search
  • Specify the search term
    • it can be useful to have '*' set in the file name field in the Name/Location tab
  • Select case sensitivity
  • Should binary files be searched?
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Note
A Contents search is necessarily much slower than a filename search, so be as specific as you can when defining it.


The Properties tab

  • Find files by creation date
  • Limit the criteria by age - e.g. "during the previous 2 hours"
  • Find files by size - e.g. "At Least 2 MB"
  • Limit the result to files owned by a specific user or group

All criteria set will be honoured in your search - you are not limited to the specifications in one tab, so you could search for any file in the directory /home or any directory below that, containing the word "Silkstone" which must be capitalized, and is owned by the group "Accounts".


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