Vifm is an ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings, 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

  • user mappings (almost like in vi)
  • ranges in command-line commands
  • user defined commands (with ranges)
  • registers
  • operation undoing/redoing
  • fuse file systems support
  • directory tree comparison
  • multiple files renaming
  • remembering position in previously visited directories
  • color schemes, which can also be applied to specific sub-trees
  • colorization of files according to their type and/or name
  • vi-like marks and named bookmarks (tags)
  • operation backgrounding
  • customizable file viewers
  • handy less-like preview mode with support of colors
  • [interactive] filtering out and searching for files with match highlight using regexps
  • one or two panes view
  • shell-like command-line editing
  • table/ls/tree-like views
  • remote command execution
  • customizable file name prefixes and suffixes
  • built-in integration with GNU screen and tmux
  • external editing of command line
  • multi-block selection
  • command-line abbreviations
  • ability to script configuration for specific directories
  • trash
  • utf8 aware

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User Reviews

  • Better than ranger.

  • This is a must-try for anybody who is used to vi-type of software. After a couple of days of fiddling around, this became my default file manager. Also, the developers seems to be closely monitoring internet forums and provide feedback. Thanks for a great piece of software.

  • Easy to use, low on resources and with excellent manual.

  • Delightful for vim users! Easy to use, light, just what you need for easy and fast browsing of files. Great replacement for GNU Midnight Commander.

  • Terrific !

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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users

User Interface

Curses/Ncurses

Programming Language

C

Registered

2002-03-06