ANNOUNCE: catfish 4.18.0 released

Gaël Bonithon gael at
Sun Aug 6 11:01:15 CEST 2023

catfish 4.18.0 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 4.18.0
- Filters: Add Archives, Other, update Apps
- Use Gio to open files, fix "no default app" issue
- Add symlink emblem to thumbnails in thumbnail mode
- config: Prefer plocate over mlocate if available
- window: Avoid IndexError on right click when selection is empty
- Create shared filetype lists for searching and filtering
- Ensure site-packages directory is prepended to sys.path
- Fix double border between sidebar and results area
- window: Fix and refactor new_column()
- window: Fix markup warnings in thumbnail view
- Fix GtkBuilder warnings
- Revert "Suppress the various GTK warnings GtkBuilder outputs"
- Fix crash and translations when install prefix != /usr
- Update `.gitignore`
- Remove generated file po/catfish.pot
- Performance improvements (fix #79)
- Translation Updates:
  Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
  Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish,
  Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), English (United
  Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew,
  Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese,
  Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian
  Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian,
  Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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