I need a way to search files for strings. Fedora 38 included an app called something like Search for Files, and it had several useful capabilities. F39, after a clean installation, doesn’t seem to have anything for the purpose. Neither does the Software app.
I installed the Mate Search Tool, but I don’t have the Mate desktop and don’t want to change desktop environments, and maybe that explains why I can’t find the app.
I installed KFind, but then I couldn’t find KFind on my machine, so I couldn’t start it. (I think the Software app may have a button for starting a newly-installed app, but I thought of that only too late. I suppose I could uninstall and reinstall it the next time I’m online, thus exposing a Start button, if there’s ever one.)
Then I installed Konqueror. It’s supposed to have KFind in the Tools menu as Find File, at least if KFind is installed, but there was no such command in any menu.
Then I uninstalled and reinstalled KFind. I still couldn’t find it. I cold-rebooted. The Software app says it’s installed, but my desktop, even with Show Apps, doesn’t show it. Konqueror doesn’t show it in any menu.
I guess Files/Nautilus will search for a file or a folder, but not for a string inside a file.
Since most of my files that I’d need to search are in external storage, I could reboot into another OS, like from a live disc, and search from that OS, but that’s a lot of trouble and time every time.
How can I search inside my files from within F39?