Catfish – GTK+ search utility written in Python

Catfish is a surprisingly versatile and underrated open source file searching tool. This Python tool is powered by locate and find. It sports a very lightweight and simple interface.

You can configure it to your needs by using several command line options.

The software has the following dependencies: PyGtk, GTK+3, python-xdg, and dbus.

Features include:

  • Powered by locate and find.
  • Thumbnails.
  • Fulltext search.
  • Filter by date and file type.
  • Display hidden files.
  • Exact match option.
  • Show/hide sidebar.
  • Internationalization support – Belarusian, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Support: Launchpad
Developer: Sean Davis (project started by Christian Dywan)
License: GNU GPL v2 or later


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