Vifm

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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.

Installation

Vifm is in Community:

# pacman -S vifm

Customizing Vifm

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.

Opening filetypes in Vifm

You can assign applications to filetypes in .vifmrc, eg.,

FILETYPE=Images=jpg,jpeg,gif,tif,tiff,png,bmp=feh
FILETYPE=Movies=avi,flv,mpg,mpeg,mov,ogg,ogv=vlc

With tiling window managers

With tiling window managers, the command "xterm -e vifm" may result in a Vifm restricted to only a small part of the window. The following AUR package, vifm-for-tiling-wm, takes care of this problem.

Alternative

Another text based filemanager with vi like keybinds is Ranger.