On other Linuxes, I use Search Monkey. Now the company tells me to use Arch Linux, which has no Search Monkey package. I'd build from source, but there was no makefile and no instructions in the source tarball.
So, I am looking for an alternative.
I just want a GUI where I can give a start directory, a file name (with optional wildcarding) and an optional text string to search for. RegEx, search archives, etc. are merely a bonus.
Shouldn't be too difficult. Who uses Arch Linux and runs such a tool? What do you recommend? So long as it has the basic search functionality described AND is available as either a standalone executable or a source pakage with clean build instructions, I will accept it.
IMPORTANT: the solution must not rely on any indexed database.
I suppose that I could consider a source distro if there are instructions on how to build & install it.
[Update] My Arch Linux is in a virtual machine on a Windows host. It has no internet access, but I can download in Windows and transfer into the VM using a shared drive.
So, what I need is either a standalone executable, or source with clear build instructions and no dependencies.
I cannnot use pacman.