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DocFetcher Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to DocFetcher for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Recoll. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FSearch or grep. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to DocFetcher and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to DocFetcher are fzf, Gnome Do, Search Monkey and Catfish.

DocFetcher alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DocFetcher.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. This package is a personal full text search package which is based on a very strong backend (Xapian), for which it provides an easy to use and feature-rich interface.

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    SFN

    The installation in macOS is anything but simple. The default installer creates an application that cannot process PDF files, a lot of manual steps are needed to make the app functional.

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    It actually is a full text index. The other choices are file finders

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    It is very fast and can index many different types of files. Search results are shown in context and everything is configurable. Two or more different databases can be created, although this demands starting the application from the command line.

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    FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    grep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

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    fzf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Vim

    A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go.

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    Gnome Do

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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    SFN

    It's goal is to trigger actions, not to search text among files.

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    Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

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    Catfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GTK+
    • Xfce
    • PyGTK

    GTK+ desktop search frontend.

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    KFind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KFind can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu. It allows you to find files by name, type or content.

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    ANGRYsearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Instant file search, showing results as you type.

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  10. mlocate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Indexes filesystems allowing you to search for files.

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