Vifm Vim like File Manager

Vifm is a free and open source command line file manager for Linux, Windows, MacOS. It comes with curses interface and Vim-like environment, user mapping, makes and registers, directory tree comparison, sessions, tags, file filter, file rename, 2 and 1 pane view, multi-block selection, trash support, remote command execution and more.

Vifm file manager

How to Install Vifm on Ubuntu

To install Vifm file manager on your Ubuntu Linux system, open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below apt install command.

sudo apt install vifm -y

After the installation you can open it using below command.


Install Vifm via AppImage

Download Vifm in portable .AppImage file format and save it on your Downloads folder.

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Download Vifm

In the terminal run below commands one by one.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ vifm-v0.13-x86_64.AppImage

For the complete usage details run below command.

man vifm
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