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Searchmonkey is back

December 15, 2009 — BarryK
Searchmonkey is the best file and file-content finder, but in Puppy4 it crashes, which is why it wasn't chosen.

In Quirky however, it works, but then I discovered that the project has been revitalised, and there is a new version, 0.8.1.

Searchmonkey home:

My PET, compiled in Quirky:
...PET size is 92KB.

I have chosen Searchmonkey as the sole file finder app in Quirky.


Question on Searchmonkey

Re: Searchmonkey
Username: BarryK
"I would never ever search from '/', only from a lower directory, so it is not an issue for me. I notice that Searchmonkey defaults to /root/, and then remembers your last choice, which is most sensible. Mostly I like Searchmonkey because of the advanced regular expression builders, that make it real easy to construct regular expressions even if you don't know anything about them. Extremely fast too, excellent summary windows. So it's a case of one minor feature missing but lots of other excellent features. As Searchmonkey project is active again, the developer would be interested in suggestions.

Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry if you make a /root/.searchmonkey (hidden folder) you'll have a config.ini file. now the trick is to set it. I have it set for rox, default text editor, default browser and to use the search directory "/" I tried posting it here but it had too many characters. ttuuxxx

Username: disciple
"Since when did you need to manually create a config? It has a config gui... I set rox as the text editor too, which lets me open any file, including those that aren't text... although to tell the truth I only use Searchmonkey a couple of times a year as Pfind is so much easier for most of my needs.

Pfind and Searchmonkey
Username: BarryK
"Well, considering that Pfind PET is only 17KB (Searchmonkey PET is 92KB) and they both have different strengths, there is a strong argument for having both. So I have now put both into Quirky.

Username: raymundo dionicio
"Lately doing global renames with renamutils qmv -f do -R -e leafpad * and then cut and paste to gnumeric where I can play in a very interactive an playful way with desired results... when achived them cut an paste back to leafpad to do actual rename.

Searchmonkey Founder
Username: Adam
"Hi, I am the developer of Searchmonkey, and I am happy to say that the development is very much alive! Please feel free to pass on any suggestions on how to get Searchmonkey working better with Puppy Linux. We have recently released version 2.0 of Searchmonkey and my goal is to get it to be the number one Search tool for Linux and Windows. If you want to contact me direct, please email: searchmonkey -at- embeddediq -dot- com All the best, Adam - Seachmonkey founder"30 May 2010, 8:05"01269"'Re Searchmonkey"BarryK"Adam, Thanks for the info. I took Searchmonkey out of Quirky awhile back, can't remember why, I think that I decided it didn't offer much more than Pfind. I'll take a look at v2. Username: 30 May 2010, 8:31
"01269"'Searchmonkey: no"BarryK"I have just looked at the Searchmonkey site. You have moved from GTK to Qt. Puppy Linux is based on GTK apps. Sorry. Username: 30 May 2010, 8:36
"01269"'SearchMonkey"ttuuxxx"Hi Adam please could you continue your support for gtk2 version of SearchMonkey since QT isn't included in puppy and would just add too much extra weight to this slim distro. ttuuxxx"30 May 2010, 14:45"01269"'

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