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Catfish File Search

Introduction

Catfish is a handy file searching tool for Linux and Unix. The interface is intentionally lightweight and simple, using only GTK+3. You can configure it to your needs by using several command line options.

You are encouraged to run catfish –help to check out the various command line options.

Configuration


Required Packages

  • GLib (GLib / GObject Python bindings: GdkPixbuf, GLib, GTK 3, Pango, Cairo, Xfconf)
  • locate or mlocate

Latest Release

  • catfish 4.16.1 released (2021/07/20 12:31)
    catfish 4.16.1 is now available for download from
    
      https://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/catfish/4.16/catfish-4.16.1.tar.bz2
      https://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/catfish/4.16/catfish-4.16.1.tar.bz2?sha1
      https://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/catfish/4.16/catfish-4.16.1.tar.bz2?sha256
    
    
    What is catfish?
    ================
    
    Catfish is a handy file searching tool for linux and unix. The interface
    is intentionally lightweight and simple, using only GTK+3. You can
    configure it to your needs by using several command line options.
    
    Website:
      https://xfce.org
    
    
    Release notes for 4.16.1
    ========================
    General:
    - Enable sidebar by default (#45)
    - Enable installation using pip (local source) (!20)
    - Add support for searching compressed files (#29)
    - Add persistent settings for searching file contents (#10)
    - Add persistent settings for thumbnail view (#14)
    - Add message and troff mimetypes to fulltext search (!22)
    - Add PDF support to fulltext search (#37)
    - Fix loading in Wayland (#50)
    - Stop current search when new one starts (!28)
    - Use local MIME database info (!21)
    
    Translation Updates:
    Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
    Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish,
    Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), French, Galician, German,
    Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian,
    Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian
    Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak,
    Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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