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Re: Re: Multifile search

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  • Subject: [mg91532] Re: [mg91497] Re: Multifile search
  • From: "peter lindsay" <plindsay at>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 06:56:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g8j86t$72g$> <>

find /home "*.ehm" -print | xargs grep -H "hidden text here inside file ehm"

2008/8/24 ragfield <ragfield at>

> On Aug 22, 2:20 am, Curtis Osterhoudt <c... at> wrote:
> >     I like Google Desktop (use the linux version), but there's one th=
> ing 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 wor=
> th
> > 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
> > linux).
> Perhaps you could use a symlink to make this work:
> mv .Mathematica Mathematica
> ln -s Mathematica .Mathematica
> -Rob

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