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ANGRYsearch – A Fast File Search Tool for Linux Desktops

Written by Divine Okoi

It wasn’t too long that we published an article about FSearch, a system stand-alone search utility tool for Linux. Today, we have another powerful app for you and it goes by the name of ANGRYsearch.

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ANGRYsearch is a free and open-source Linux file searching tool with a focus on performance.

ANGRYsearch was created to fill the space that the famous Everything Search Engine did not fill in the Linux community. It functions as a system-wide search tool that instantly populates its results fields as you type. It is written in python 3 with its GUI created with PyQt5.


ANGRYsearch can be configured to use either a Lite or Full mode. The lite mode displays only file names and paths while the full mode includes the size and modification date.

Angrysearch File Search Tool

Angrysearch File Search Tool

While you are free to use either mode, keep it in mind that the lite mode is twice as fast as the full mode. You can set the mode in ~/.config/angrysearch/angrysearch.conf by setting angrysearch_lite to true or false.

ANGRYsearch has 3 search modes – fast, slow, and regex.

Features in ANGRYsearch

  • Free to use on Linux platforms.
  • A beautiful, minimalist GUI.
  • Open-source with source code available on GitHub.
  • Lite & Full modes.
  • Quick file indexing.
  • Real-time search results.
  • Memory-friendly.
  • Regex support.
  • Supports keyboard shortcuts.
  • Supports customization with themes and icon sets.
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There is an already-comprehensive breakdown of ANGRYsearch’s features coupled with a guide on how to install it on your machine on GitHub so I wouldn’t bother reproducing the process here.

Check out ANGRYsearch on GitHub

However, if you need any help along the way feel free to enter your question in the comments box below.

What do you think about ANGRYsearch in relation to FSearch? Is there another app that can rub shoulders with them? Add your comment below.


About the author

Divine Okoi

Divine Okoi is a cybersecurity postgrad with a passion for the open-source community. With 700+ articles covering different topics in IT, you can always trust him to inform you about the coolest tech.