KFind, a useful tool to find files inside your Kubuntu

KFind screenshot

Ubuntu has many official flavors and the possibility of using any desktop or window manager that we want. I am currently using KDE Neon, a distribution from the KDE Project that uses Ubuntu LTS as a base and then adds their desktop and related programs to the project.

Plasma's file manager, Dolphin, is quite good, in fact it has nothing to envy Nautilus, but there are things that are not as easy as we find in Nautilus. A few days ago I started to clean the files, a cleaning that has not been so easy for me since some tools like the file browser, it didn't work as well as I expected.That is why I found e I installed the KFind tool, a tool that fits perfectly with Dolphin and the Plasma desktop. KFind is an improved search engine that works efficiently. It is not an alternative to programs that index the content of our hard drive but is a traditional file search engine, with many options and it is not very fast because it does not have that indexing that other search engines have.

KFind can be installed from Discover or from the terminal through the apt tool. Once we have it installed and run it, a small window with three tabs will appear. The first tab called Name / Location shows us simple and common options to search for a file or a file type. The eyelash content helps us find files through their content. This is especially interesting for when we look for a document and we do not remember its title but its content.

The third tab is called Properties, in it we can indicate the creation date, the user to whom the document belongs, the size of the file, etc ... Finally, say that these three tabs are not isolated but rather The three can be combined so that we can refine the search and thus improve the time we spend searching for files. KFind is a very useful tool that has helped me a lot and that can be more efficient than the search engines of the file managers.


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