- File type
Here you can specify the type of file you are searching for.
- Containing text
Type in the word or phrase the files you are searching for must contain. Note: If you do this in a large folder or checked Include subfolders in the Name/Location tab, this may take a long time.
This option will not work for all files listed under File type. Only the following file types are supported:
Text files, e.g. source code and
KWord >= 1.2
KPresenter >= 1.2
KSpread >= 1.2
OpenOffice.org Writer / LibreOffice Writer
OpenOffice.org Impress / LibreOffice Impress
OpenOffice.org Calc / LibreOffice Calc
- Case sensitive
If you enable this option, KFind will only find text in files with the exact case matching, e.g.
MARCwill only match “MARC”, not “Marc”.
- Regular expression
If you have installed the KRegExpEditor tool from playground/utils on the KDE git server, you will have this additional option. Enabling it will allow you to search for a regexp or regular expression. A regexp is a way to specify conditions for your search, and they can be very complex, and equally they can be very powerful. If you are unfamiliar with regular expressions, you can choose button to open KRegExpEditor. This tool allows you to construct your set of conditions graphically, and then generates the expression for you.
KRegExpEditor is a very useful tool, and can be used from within many KDE applications other than KFind. You can find more information from within its own help file.
- Include binary files
This lets you search in any type of file, even those that usually do not contain text (for example program files and images).