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The original source code to the GNU 'find' utility (findutils 4.1) was used, and a GUI component was integrated into it. Therefore, the program is not just a front end, or a rewrite of the find utility; it's truly a GUI version of the original utility, with a file finding backend component based on the stable and mature code of 'find' and a contemporary GUI interface. This avoids both common portablilty problems that front-ends typically run into when they run on systems without GNU 'find,' as well as the problems with forking a new process and communicating with it. This release features basic searching and multiple windows, as well as multi-file and multi-directory searches. Currently, gnome-find uses a default dialog for most commonly specified searches; a second, more detailed dialog can specify more powerful search parameters: all the "Options" and "Actions" for advanced searches are now supported.


User manual included


Download version 0.5 (beta)
released on 19 June 2000



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Andy Kahn Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libglade 0.11
Required to build GTK+ 1.2.0
Required to build GNOME libs 1.0.53

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 September 2009.


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