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 program's version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-v, --verbose

Show debug messages (-vv debugs catfish_lib also)


Use large icons


Use thumbnails


Display time in ISO format


Perform exact match


Include hidden files


Perform fulltext search


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