Full-text search with Recoll lens in Ubuntu Unity

Last Updated on April 18, 2021 by admin

Ubuntu Unity's dash brings along the power to implement some quite helpful things to make life easier at your computer - these implementations come in the form of lens that use Unity's search bar, such as the Recoll lens.

With Recoll you can perform full-text search in all indexed files on your system - just choose the appropriate lens in the bottom of dash and enter your subject in the search bar:

To download Recoll, open a terminal and perform the following steps to add the appropriate repository, update the sources and install it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:recoll-backports/recoll-1.15-on
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install recoll-lens recoll

To update your index, just open the Recoll application from dash and choose Update Index from File on the top bar.

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