Vifm

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http://vifm.info/

Summary: Console file manager with vi(m)-like keybindings

Use Flags

compatibility
Compatibility with previous versions of vifm
developer
Enable features of interest to developers
extended-keys
Support for extended keys (arrows, home etc)
gtk
Use gtk+ to determine mimetypes
magic
Use libmagic to determine mimetypes
vim
Install the vifm vim plugin and vim-compatible documentation
vim-plugin
Install the vifm vim plugin
vim-syntax
Pulls in related vim syntax scripts
X
Add support for X11

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IP Space Migration Continues

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Vifm

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Vifm is an ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings/modes/options/commands/configuration, which also borrows some useful ideas from mutt. If you use vi, vifm gives you complete keyboard control over your files without having to learn a new set of commands.

Features

  • cross-platform (GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS)
  • UTF-8 support
  • user mappings (almost like in vi)
  • ranges in command-line commands
  • user defined commands (support ranges)
  • registers
  • operation undoing/redoing
  • FUSE file systems support
  • trash
  • multiple files renaming (also known as "bulk renaming" or "batch renaming")
  • filename modifiers
  • Color schemes
  • file name color according to generic file type
  • path specific colorscheme customization
  • bookmarks
  • operation backgrounding
  • customizable file viewers
  • handy less-like preview mode with support of colors
  • (interactive) filtering out and searching for files using regular expressions
  • one or two pane view
  • shell-like command line editing
  • multicolumn view
  • ls-like view
  • customizable file name prefixes and suffixes
  • built-in integration with GNU Screen and tmux
  • external editing of command line

Color themes

There is seperate git repository containing a collection of color themes for vifm.

If you would like to just have one theme you could download it via wget like this:

$  wget -P ~/.vifm/colors https://raw.githubusercontent.com/vifm/vifm-colors/master/solarized-dark

If you prefer to download all themes you could clone the entire repository, and stay up to date.

$  rm -rf ~/.vifm/colors
$  git clone https://github.com/vifm/vifm-colors ~/.vifm/colors

To check for updates just type

$  cd ~/.vifm/colors.
$  git pull

USE-Flags

  • X
  • extended-keys
  • gtk
  • magic
  • developer
  • vim
  • vim-syntax