ANGRYsearch – Linux version of Everything Search Engine

ANGRYsearch is a fast file search open source utility for Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine.

ANGRYsearch is written in Python 3 using PyQt5 for its graphical user interface.

On a fairly vanilla Ubuntu 16.10 distribution, I was missing the pyQt5 library. Running the command ‘sudo apt-get install python3-pyqt5’ fixed this issue, and allows ANGRYsearch to run. PyQt5 can also be installed using pip3.

Features include:

  • Instant search results as you type.
  • 2 modes:
    • Lite – shows only the name and path, no file size & date but much faster indexing.
    • Full – also shows the size and date modified.
  • 3 search modes:
    • Fast – searching does not check substrings.
    • Slow – slightly slower searching, but finds substrings.
    • Regex – slowest search, used for very precise searches using regular expressions, set to case insensitive. Activated by pressing F8.
  • Automatic updating of the database in the background., crawls through drives and updates the database.
  • Icon themes: adwaita, breeze, elementary, faenza, numix, oxygen, paper, and ubuntu.
  • Quotation marks for explicit search.
  • Dedicated file for scheduled automatic background updates.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • The database uses FTS extension of sqlite for indexing to dramatically improve search speed and get the instantaneous feel – results as you type – fast mode

Developer: DoTheEvo
License: GNU GPL v2

1 million files can take approximately 200MB of hard disk space and takes 2 minutes to index.


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