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Re: Re: Multifile search

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  • Subject: [mg91453] Re: [mg91439] Re: Multifile search
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 03:12:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
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    I like Google Desktop (use the linux version), but there's one thing which 
is VERY annoying to me, and pretty much a show-stopper for searching for my 
Mathematica .m files (at least on linux): It ignores hidden ("dot") files. 	 
    Google knows of this, and ignores it (or has decided it's not worth 
changing for privacy reasons or something like that, but I haven't read a 
good explanation). This isn't a huge issue for many things, but my main 
Mathematica package files are in a /home/username/.Mathematica directory, 
which I am loath to change. Therefore, Google Desktop never sees them. 
Instead, I have to use Recoll and/or some of the newer strigi tools (for 

   On Windows, I have had a few issues with Copernic losing its indexes, or 
locking up, but otherwise it's quite nice, and finds .m files. I haven't used 
Google Desktop on Windows, though.

            Hopefully something in there might be useful to you!
                               Curtis O.

On Thursday 21 August 2008 03:57:17 Albert Retey wrote:
> Steve Gray wrote:
> > I thought I saw an announcement of a search utility that would act
> > like Google Desktop but for Mathematica files. I want to find what file
> > references certain symbols without having to go through hundreds of
> > files. I can't recall where I saw this or even if I already have it.
> > Thanks for any tips.
> >
> > Steve Gray
> Well, there is still the online google, which gives this among the first
> few hits for 'wolfram google desktop':
> actually this is just a plugin for google's desktop, but this seems to
> be what you were looking for...
> hth,
> albert

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