search linux search tool

Remember Fsearch? It’s a pretty nifty file search tool for Linux inspired by the Windows Everything Search Engine app. 

Using it you can quickly drill down to find a file or folder on your system, as you type.

We wrote about the app last month but we wanted to write a short post to a) remind you that the app exists (if you haven’t tried it out, you really should); and to b) let you know that the project’s developer, Christian Boxdörfer, recently spun up a development PPA so that you get easily get the latest version on supported versions of Ubuntu.

Fsearch Now Has a PPA

If you’re a big fan of Fsearch and want to help test out the latest features and/or improvements, you can.

Adding the following PPA will ensure you get the latest daily snapshot as soon as it’s ready — no need to remember to drop by the project’s Github page and download it!

A quick word of caution: this app isn’t stable, and you may/will encounter bugs. You also should shouldn’t install development PPAs for any project idly, but chances are you know that.

The Fsearch Daily Builds PPA provides pre-built packages for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 16.10 and the in-development 17.04.

To add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:christian-boxdoerfer/fsearch-daily

To install the app:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install fsearch-trunk
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