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Vifm is a ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings. If you use vi, vifm gives you complete keyboard control over your files without having to learn a new set of commands. Source: Vifm on sourceforge.
Vifm is in Community:
# pacman -S vifm
Basic information about vifm is given in the help file. You can view it by opening vifm and typing
Another good source of information is the man page.
Copy the default config file to your home folder
$ cp /usr/share/vifm/vifmrc ~/.vifm/vifmrc
You can then make any changes that suit your working style.
To get started, read the information avaliable in:
The ~/.vifm/colorschemes file contains the color schemes. The format is outlined in the file but it is basically:
An example colorscheme looks like:
COLORSCHEME=Default DIRECTORY=/ COLOR=MENU=white=-1 COLOR=BORDER=-1=-1 COLOR=WIN=white=-1 COLOR=STATUS_BAR=white=-1 COLOR=CURR_LINE=8=cyan COLOR=DIRECTORY=cyan=-1 COLOR=LINK=yellow=-1 COLOR=SOCKET=magenta=-1 COLOR=DEVICE=red=-1 COLOR=EXECUTABLE=green=-1 COLOR=SELECTED=magenta=-1 COLOR=CURRENT=blue=-1
As of 0.6.2 you can customize key bindings in Vifm. These can be set from the command mode using the map command, like so:
:map ] :
However, these mappings will not be saved between sessions. To map a key permanently, copy the Template:Filename file from the source directory to Template:Filename (or create one there), and enter your mappings for all modes (map) or normal (nmap) and visual (vmap) modes, eg.
nmap s :shell<cr> nmap S :sort<cr>
Opening filetypes in Vifm
You can assign applications to filetypes in vifmrc, eg.
You can also create custom commands in vifmrc, eg.
COMMAND=feh=feh -Fp. *.*
COMMAND=ln=ln -s %d/%f %D
When you call :ln, a link of the selected file is made in the other directory (if you are in split view). It even works with multiple files selected with visual (v) or tag (t).
make a .torrent of the current file in the other tab's dir
COMMAND=mkt=mktorrent -p -a [your announce url here] -o %D/%f.torrent %d/%f
Another text based filemanager with vi like keybinds is Ranger.