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catfish - 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
Show the help message and exit
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.
January 2021 catfish 4.16.0