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Old 12-01-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
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Search for files by content string?

I thought I saw the answer to this somewhere, but I can't find it now. Can you search for a text-based file by content, i.e. search through all your files for those containing a specific string? (Not including scanned PDFs, PNGs, etc.)

This is separate from a feature of being able to search within a file -- I imagine that depends on the viewer. (Do any of the viewers on the iLiad provide this?)

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Old 12-01-2006, 10:55 AM   #2
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I think this could be very easily developed by some linux programmers.
There is not such feature yet in the viewers.
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you need to pop-up the terminal and use grep , or strings | grep. Business as usual
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:49 AM   #4
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Searching inside a pdf-file is one of the most important functions missing in the iLiad firmware. I bought the iLiad as a repository for my huge collection of data books and technical manuals, mainly because the claimed to be able to search within files. You can probably imagine my disappointment when i recognized that this function is not existing. In the moment i regard the iLiad as an expensive toy with limited usability. I hope i will see a search function in one of the next updates.

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Old 12-01-2006, 12:14 PM   #5
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you need to pop-up the terminal and use grep , or strings | grep. Business as usual
Not great, but I suppose I could cope. (Does strings | grep look within non-image PDF files?)

There's an opportunity here for one of our utility developers to create a little search tool. (Preferably one that can take pen input.)
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