File Managers

Vifm – file manager with curses interface, which provides Vi[m]-like environment

Vifm is an open source ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings. The main benefit of Vifm is that it gives users who are familiar with vi complete keyboard control over files without having to learn a new set of commands.

With Vifm, users can manage all the files on their system effortlessly providing they know vi, else they will need to learn a new set of key combinations.

This application is designed as a two-pane file explorer, with each pane considered as a “source” or “target” for file manipulations.

Features include:

  • Customizable.
  • User mappings (almost like in vi).
  • User defined commands.
  • Bookmarks.
  • Registers.
  • Undo/redo the following operations: copy, delete, rename, move, change permissions, owner change, group change, chmod.
  • Fuse file systems support.
  • Trash.
  • Multiple files renaming.
  • Color schemes support.
  • Operation backgrounding.
  • Handy less-like preview mode.
  • Ranges in command-line commands.
  • Customizable file viewers.
  • Color schemes support.
  • Background operations.
  • UTF8 support.

Support: Manual
Developer: Ken Steen
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Vifm is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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