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Gedit plugin to search a text in all files in a directory
Latest commit cc81aa2 @oliver fix exception when opening search dialog on older Gedit after fresh i…

When Python 2 was used and the plugin had not been used before,
adding the default values for the File Types dropdown caused an assertion
error, as the default file types were no Unicode strings.


File Search Plugin for Gedit
This is a search plugin for Gedit to search for a text inside a directory.

The plugin was tested with Gedit 3.4.1 under Ubuntu 12.04, and with Gedit 3.8.3 under Fedora 19. It should also work under other versions of Gedit 3.

Note that Gedit 2 and older are not supported by this plugin any more (there is an old version of this plugin available, though, which supports Gedit 2).

* download the plugin [1]
* unpack the tgz file
* copy the contents of the gedit-file-search folder to ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/ (create that folder if necessary)
* start Gedit, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Plugins, and enable "File Search"


Use Search -> Find in files, or right-click in a document and select Search files... to open the search dialog.

Note: if the plugin cannot be enabled, you might need to install support for Python-based plugins. For Ubuntu-like systems, run "sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gtksource-3.0" in terminal. For other systems, look for a software package like "gedit-plugins" - installing it should fix the problem.
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