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Everything for linux ?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:52 am
by zhuo.quan
I love this awesome tool, do you have a plan on linux in future ? Or it's impossible to achieve the same performance on linux?

Thank you!

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:53 pm
by NotNull
A search for "Linux" on this forum return this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6819&p=21694&hilit=linux#p21694

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:36 am
by Laurent_Paris
NotNull wrote:A search for "Linux" on this forum return this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6819&p=21694&hilit=linux#p21694
Fsearch is fast but doesn't come close to Everything in terms of functionality. It can find files as you type (but lacks complex search syntax), open the containing folder (but doesn't even focus on the target) and that's pretty much it.
As of July 2018 there is
- no way to rename (let alone bulk-rename) files in the results
- no drag-and-drop or simple way to move them to another folder
- no real-time update (requires a complete manual update every time you change something)
Those are pretty basic uses of Everything as far as I'm concerned and in many cases it's more efficient to use Nemo's painstakingly slow native search function rather than Fsearch.

So the question still stands. Are there any plans to port Everything to Linux?

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:30 pm
by Metavoid
Hi
I dont think its directly possible as Everything uses NTFS meta info to get the insane speeds.
But of course the rest of its functionalities could be ported. (maybe not the insane fast live update)

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 am
by Stamimail
I think Everything uses a lot of built-in components of Windows.
Isn't there a search tool for Linux? Something that makes folder&file indexing the same way Folder Indexing works?

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:05 pm
by therube

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:54 pm
by traycerb

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:25 pm
by Laurent_Paris
So no real alternative then :(
These projects still seem to struggle with real-time updating (I understand this is largely due to Linux limitations) and don't offer much functionality (no quick way to rename the files you've found or simply move them around).
Unless native search gets drastically faster with Mint 19 I think I'll just switch back to Windows. I've become that dependent on Everything.

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:32 pm
by therube
Came across this the other day, Windows & Linux, FileSearch is designed to create a static index of files for fast searching and filtering... (untested, & of course it cannot be Everything).

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:31 am
by cjb76
Hi, I'm an Everything Fan, recently switched to Linux, anyway I'm not sure if this was mentioned but "FSearch is inspired by Everything, here's the official link: http://www.memecode.com/filesearch/

Re: Everything for linux ?

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:50 pm
by TheDauthi
FSearch doesn't hook into inotify yet, which is the linux version of the NTFS change notification system. Supposedly adding it in the near future.

Tech gobbledygook explanation: inotify has some nice features and advantages over the NTFS change journal and FindFirstChangeNotification. But the userland interface is kinda miserable and can cause you to miss events under load. You have to handle adding new files to the inotify watcher yourself, and if you move a lot of files at once, you will miss some of the changes. You can tell when you miss a change, but not what the change itself was, meaning you're back to doing directory scans.

tl;dr: Windows makes doing this easy. Linux adds functionality but makes it hard to do without extra work.

I find it pretty understandable that no-one has written a written a linux version of everything and wouldn't expect one in the near future.

There was one file searcher - beagle, I think - that did the work needed, but it hasn't been maintained in 10 years. I started to write one a couple of years ago, but when time came to start putting together a user interface I just kinda quit.