Lets say I have the following structure:


Is there a way to configure Alfred so that when I type in the search bar "ubuntu checkinstall" it would find this file?

  • You could probably define a workflow which uses locate for the search
    – nohillside
    Dec 19, 2016 at 13:46

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One of Alfred's example workflows is Dynamic File Search. Here you enter the keyword or press a hotkey, then enter the folder, then the file. In the images, I've used the default keyword activation of ‘ff’, however you can set up a keyboard shortcut to go directly to dynamic file search. Once a folder is found, press enter to start searching for files within.

To activate this workflow, open Alfred Preferences → Workflows, click the + at the bottom to add a new workflow and select Examples → Dynamic File Search.

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