i am having files on system drive and on other two mount points (external drive) in Manjaro XFCE. In MS Windows i was using great software called “Everything” it took just a minute to index my drive and then under one second find file by name within like 3 million files.
I am looking something like that in Linux (Manjaro). I know there is “locate” utility which is fast when comparing to “find” utility, but never found the way to make it index also external/detachable mount points…
Recoll (official repo) seems to index content, and i have not found to make it index only filenames for videos, music, archives and images.
FSearch (AUR) seems to be good alternative. Fast filename index, no content index, though 5x slower than Everything (at least in case of a NTFS filesystem): pamac build fsearch-git
On above linked page is listed fsearch, and it is in AUR though unsure why pamac/pacman not found it (have AUR repo disabled):
pamac search fsearch
pacman -Ss fsearch
pamac search *fsearch*
pacman -Ss *fsearch*
update: because i have to use “-a” switch in search command
so i went to my apps dir. and tried:
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/fsearch-git.git;cd fsearch-git;makepkg -si
looking for conflicting packages…
Packages (1) autoconf-archive-1:2019.01.06-2