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
For tiling window managers
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
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).
Another text based filemanager with vi like keybinds is Ranger.