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Search for text in odt files in a folder [closed]

asked 2013-06-20 09:59:26 +0100

Chris Vella gravatar image

updated 2015-11-02 19:36:11 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Is it possible to search for a text string in a series of odt files in a folder all at once?

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answered 2013-06-20 12:13:28 +0100

oweng gravatar image

updated 2013-06-20 12:19:32 +0100

You don't mention your operating system. There is a bash script here that returns a list of matching files.

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answered 2013-06-20 16:01:01 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

in Windows you just right click on the highest level folder select search and you get the search window.

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Do you know if this is dependent on having the indexing feature of Windows turned on?

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-21 01:11:53 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-06-21 10:23:18 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

@oweng - It works without indexing but is slower.

Below the part of the search window which I show in my previous answer there is information about "indexing" which helps to switch it on. Here is what you get:

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and a bit more in the Help file

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Thanks for testing. I wonder whether this behaviour has been maintained in more recent versions of Windows? Indexing seems to be integral to their well-mannered operation.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-21 13:57:46 +0100 )edit

More recent versions of Windows? Good question. Cannot test because I replaced my W7 with old but XP..

Maybe someone with W7 and W8 can leave and answer to your question. W7, W8 user may i please ask you to provide information?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-06-22 18:24:01 +0100 )edit

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