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fsearch - fast file search utility
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  • Name: fsearch

FSearch is a fast file search utility, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.

Note: The application is still in beta stage, but will see its first release as soon as localization support has been added

  • Why should this be included in the repository?
Why yet another search utility?
Performance. On Windows I really like to use Everything Search Engine. It provides instant results as you type for all your files and lots of useful features (regex, filters, bookmarks, ...). On Linux however I couldn't find anything that's even remotely as fast and powerful.

Before I started working on FSearch I took a look at all the existing solutions I found (MATE Search Tool (formerly GNOME Search Tool), Recoll, Krusader (locate based search), SpaceFM File Search, Nautilus, ANGRYsearch, Catfish, ...) to find out whether it makes sense to improve those, instead of building a completely new application. But unfortunately none of those met my requirements:
- standalone application (not part of a file manager)
- written in a language with C like performance
- no dependencies to any specific desktop environment
- Qt5 or GTK+3 based
- small memory usage (both hard drive and RAM)
- target audience: advanced users
  • Is it Open Source: Yes
  • Who and how many users do you anticipate will use this software?

Every Solus user should benefit from this package.

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natri23 created this task.Sep 21 2020, 8:47 AM
DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Nov 14 2020, 5:27 PM
DataDrake added a subscriber: DataDrake.

No stable releases. We don't ship alpha or beta software unless absolutely necessary and always with the intent of getting onto a stable release ASAP.

natri23 reopened this task as Open.Sep 25 2021, 1:18 AM

Stable Release is out. Please check have another look:

Please don't reopen Tasks. Given that it was over a year between the last Beta and this first stable release, we need to see that this will get frequent enough updates to warrant inclusion. Doubly so because of its dependence on GTK3 and ICU which often have world-breaking updates.

DataDrake triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Sep 25 2021, 1:28 AM