ANNOUNCE: catfish 1.4.7 released

Sean Davis smd.seandavis at
Sun Jan 27 13:00:02 CET 2019

catfish 1.4.7 is now available for download from

What is catfish?

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.


Release notes for 1.4.7
- Cleaner, easier to read manpage contents
- Added information about the --path flag to help and the manpage
- Updated AppStream requirements to align with the latest spec
- Replaced project URLs with HTTPS where possible

Desktop Integration:
- The window layout now respects the current desktop (Xfce #14486)
  - A headerbar layout is used for Budgie, GNOME, and Pantheon
  - All other desktops use the traditional titlebar layout
  - This option can be overridden using the use-headerbar option in the
Catfish configuration file (~/.config/catfish/catfish.rc)
- Files can now be dragged into other applications (Xfce #14492)
  - For file managers, the files will usually be copied to that
  - For other applications, the files will be opened by the application

- Thumbnails will now only be generated when the thumbnail view is
active (Xfce #14689)
- Added /dev to list of standard excluded directories
  - Files within /dev can still be searched if explicitly selected by
the user

Bug Fixes:
- Quoted search strings now allow for searching for specific phrases,
instead of searching for actual quote characters (Xfce #14501)
- The file context menu can now be opened multiple times (Xfce #14621)
- Fix crash as startup with multi-file selection (LP #1753163)

Translation Updates:
Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese
(Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), French,
Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish,
Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Spanish,
Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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