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File searching tool which is configurable via the command line


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.


catfish [options] path query



Show the version number and exit

-h, ā€‰--help

Show the help message and exit

-v, ā€‰--verbose

Show debug messages (-vv will also debug catfish_lib)


Use large icons


Use thumbnails


Display time in ISO format


Set the default search path


Perform exact match


Include hidden files


Perform fulltext search


If path and query are provided, start searching when the application is displayed.


Set a default column to sort by (name|size|path|date|type),(asc|desc)


August 2023 catfish 4.18.0