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'''KFind''' can be used as a standalone 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.
 
'''KFind''' can be used as a standalone 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.
  
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A search is configured in a 3-tab window.
 
A search is configured in a 3-tab window.
  
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The <menuchoice>Name/Location</menuchoice> tab
 
The <menuchoice>Name/Location</menuchoice> tab
 
* Specify a file name
 
* Specify a file name
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* Specify whether the search should be case-sensitive
 
* Specify whether the search should be case-sensitive
  
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The '''Contents''' tab
 
The '''Contents''' tab
 
* Select the file type to be search
 
* Select the file type to be search
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* Should binary files be searched?
 
* 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.}}
 
{{Note|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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The Properties tab
 
The Properties tab
 
* Find files by creation date
 
* Find files by creation date
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* Limit the result to files owned by a specific user or group
 
* Limit the result to files owned by a specific user or group
  
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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".
 
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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  Find files by name, type or content

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.

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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