I am looking for a solution that will let me search for/bring up multiple files at once in a file manager/browser on Linux, preferably either Nautilus or Nemo.
I am running Linux mint 19.2 and have a file tagging system already in place called TMSU, with it I can tag files and use its built-in command to search for files with certain tags. This search command returns an array of strings that's a relative file path to the matching files. This, however, is only within the terminal. I am looking for some way of taking this into a file manager/browser. So my thought was to find some way of searching for multiple files since I already know the exact file path to every file I am looking for, I just need a way to bring them up so I can interact with them as you would files normally in a file browser.
I have had a look at gnome-search tools and they seem to fit the requirement of being able to search for multiple files at once, however, the second part of interacting with files as if it was just another file browser does not seem to hold up as well so I am still looking. I have also looked at the built-in feature for showing all the files tagged by it, it's not really what I am looking for. What TMSU does is that it creates a folder inside the mount called tags, and inside that folder is a folder for every tag and if a file has that tag it will be placed inside that folder. So it's not really a search as much as it is just converting the tagging based organization system with a hierarchical system. Other than the fact that it is a little clunky the main issue with this is that I would be limited to only looking for one tag at a time.
I guess to boil it down to a more concrete list of requirements:
Has to work on Linux
Preferably an add-on or third-party extension for already existing Linux file browser Nautilus or Nemo (If there are any other Linux file browsers that has this capability or has an add on for it I am not excluding those at all though!)
It has to be able to bring up multiple files based on search, input would either be a full-on file path to the file or just the file names themselves.
It will have to be able to lookup more than one file at a time, an example input would be "bannana.jpg apples.png orange.pdf"
It has to work more or less like any other file browser, ie double click to open the file, right-click brings up the normal RMB menu with rename, copy and paste, etc.
Sorry if that gets way too specific, I'd love to hear any and all feedback/ideas though!
Thanks for the read!