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writer: search closed documents for text

asked 2018-06-10 14:12:17 +0200

carnish gravatar image

Ideally there is a unix utility but a gui will do.

I have a couple hundred writer documents to search. Opening them all at once will be problematic. Searching them one by one is out of the question.

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You didn't mention the distro you're using, nor which desktop. Have you looked at Nepomuk or Baloo for KDE (though I never had a try), GNOME Storage for GNOME or Beagle and Strigi supposed to be cross-platform?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2018-06-10 15:31:56 +0200 )edit

Standard filemanager in Ubuntu handles searches-in-files easily. We really need to know your distro, though, as ajlittoz says. Also, see this useful Q&A on AskUbuntu. Of course, if you just want to identify the files, then grep should do.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-06-10 15:46:14 +0200 )edit

I forgot to mention KFind the standard GUI file search utility under KDE desktop which has a Contents tab to search inside files, but I'm afraid it can't do for .odt because these files are seen as binary

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2018-06-10 16:22:11 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-06-10 14:39:27 +0200

Elias Aarnio gravatar image

Would this be of any help?

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Very interesting. Thanks! Meanwhile I found which works well enough, but your link actually offers more possibility.

carnish gravatar imagecarnish ( 2018-06-10 16:48:12 +0200 )edit
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