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Catfish is my preferred desktop search tool. But by default it uses "find" and searches in the "catfish" directory. I want it to use "locate" and search in "home".

How do I change that? I already searched for a configuration file but didn't find any.

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Catfish is a GTK+ search utility written in python. It's search is powered by find and locate, with search suggestions provided by zeitgeist.

locate is now the default search engine in Catfish version.

You can also just easily change the default directory where Catfish will search by clicking on the "look-in" drop-down box.

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For detailed features, see:

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Thanks a lot for the info. So it seems I need to build version (I have 0.3.2 from the repos). The installation instructions that come with the new version are pretty clear to understand, but since I never compiled anything for stability reasons: Are there any risks for destabilizing my system (I run 12.04 LTS)? – Mrmfldmn Nov 10 '12 at 7:25
Is it possible to actually do anything with the results??? I cant believe that once the files are found I cant do anything to all of them - I can delete them one by one !!! Please do figure out the command line way of doing it but save the lecture - if I wanted to do it that way I would have even less need for Catfish. – flurbius Jun 12 at 22:30

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