Catfish is a versatile file searching utility. Powered by Python and Gtk, it is beautiful, fast, and reliable.
- Minimalistic, GTK+3 interface
- Search suggestions, powered by Zeitgeist and locate
- Powerful filtering by date, file type, and more
- Full-text file content search
Downloads & Installation
The latest release of Catfish can be found at the Xfce Archive.
Installing from Source
First, extract the downloaded tar.bz2 file. Then open a terminal and run one of the following commands:
# For a single user python3 setup.py install --user # For all users sudo python3 setup.py install
Installing on Ubuntu
Most Ubuntu flavors should support apt:// URLs, so try clicking here to easily install Catfish. If this doesn’t work, you can search for “Catfish” in your package manager, or open a terminal and run:
sudo apt update sudo apt install catfish
Installing from PPA
Installing Catfish from the PPA is only available on Ubuntu, Ubuntu flavors (Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and others), and Ubuntu derivatives (elementary, Linux Mint, etc). From a terminal, run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:catfish-search/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install catfish
There’s several ways to contribute to Catfish. Whether you want to write code, look for bugs, improve documentation, or speak a different language, there’s something for you. Click on one of the below links to get started.
- Report, review, and comment on bugs at Xfce Bugzilla.
- Translate Catfish into your native language by getting started with Xfce Translations.
- Review documentation at Xfce Docs. Submit corrections and improvements at Xfce Bugzilla.
Thanks for your interest in Catfish!
Catfish’s original home is Twotoasts.de, creators of Catfish and the popular Midori browser. More information and previous versions can be found here.