Catfish – file search tool that support several different engines

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Catfish is a versatile file searching tool.


Catfish is a frontend for different search engines (daemons). The interface is intentionally lightweight and

simple, using only GTK+ 2. You can configure it to your needs by using several command line options.

Supported backends

find, (s)locate, doodle, tracker, beagle, strigi and pinot

Install catfish in Ubuntu

Run the following command from your terminal

sudo apt-get install catfish

Using Catfish

You can open catfish from Applications--->Accessories--->Catfish

Once it open you should see similar to the following screen

Here you can use you search terms and limit the search results configuration

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1 Response

  1. Raymond says:

    Nice tool. What are several command line options for it?

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