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fzf is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder.


Install the fzf package. The development version is fzf-gitAUR.


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Reason: It should be at least mentioned that shell completer is not the only usecase which requires configuration. (Discuss in Talk:Fzf#)


Optional fzf keybindings and completion are available for various shells:

  • <CTRL+T> list files+folders in current directory (e.g., git commit <CTRL+T>, select a few files using <TAB>, finally <Return>)
  • <CTRL+R> search history of shell commands
  • <ALT+C> fuzzy change directory


Source the desired files from your .bashrc:

  • /usr/share/fzf/key-bindings.bash
  • /usr/share/fzf/completion.bash


Source the desired files from your .zshrc:

  • /usr/share/fzf/key-bindings.zsh
  • /usr/share/fzf/completion.zsh


For fish, keybindings are in:

  • /usr/share/fish/functions/fzf_key_bindings.fish

fish will source this by default but the bindings have to be enabled manually:

function fish_user_key_bindings

fzf completion in fish can be enabled with custom functions: https://github.com/junegunn/fzf/wiki/Examples-(fish)


The basic Vim plugin is already included within the package and installed to Vim's global plugin directory. Thus, you don't need to add anything to your .vimrc to be able to use it. It only provides the FZF command, though. There is an additional Vim plugin made by the author of fzf that defines some convenience functions, see https://github.com/junegunn/fzf.vim.

Arch specific fzf uses


Try this to fuzzy-search through all available packages, with package info shown in a preview window, and then install selected packages:

pacman -Slq | fzf -m --preview 'pacman -Si {1}' | xargs -r sudo pacman -S