Contributing to This Wiki
A place to map out and plan the topics found in the wiki.
- 1 Manual Outline
- 1.1 Ideology
- 1.2 Quickstart Tutorial
- 1.3 Starting vifm
- 1.4 Configuration model
- 1.5 Quiting Vifm
- 1.6 Modes general
- 1.7 Navigation
- 1.8 File searching
- 1.9 Manual file selection
- 1.10 File auto selection
- 1.11 Command-line and alike modes
- 1.12 Command-line commands
- 1.13 Controlling view
- 1.14 Mappings
- 1.15 Trash directories
- 1.16 Previewing files
- 1.17 Color schemes
- 1.18 Running files
- 1.19 Combining with external scripts
- 1.20 Writing scripts in vifmrc file
- 1.21 Index of Features
- 2 Other Pages
- From some kind of menu (e.g. KDEMenu).
- From command-line
- Where it starts (previous directories/current directory/any other directory)
- Start by specifying name of a file rather than directory name
- Specify path to fuse mount and path inside of it
- From any buffer in Vim
- Replace file in current buffer
- Edit in tab
- Edit in horizontal split
- Edit in vertical split
- Diff with file
- From mail buffer in Vim to add an attachment
- What modes and submodes exist.
- Transitions between modes and submodes.
- Navigation within view.
- Rearranging views.
- State that marks remember both path to destination directory and a file in it.
- Directory stack.
- / and ?
- n and N
- 'hlsearch', 'incsearch', 'ignorecase', 'smartcase'
- Regular expressions
Manual file selection
- 'hlsearch' and searching.
- t command.
- Visual mode.
- cover all submodes
File auto selection
- General syntax overview.
- :[range]command arg1 'arg2' "arg3" /arg4/
- Several commands separated by a bar ("|").
- :!! command.
- User-defined commands.
- External commands.
- Local commands (":do something").
- Background commands.
- Commands that accept expressions.
- Backgrounding commands.
- Cancelling commands.
- Permanent file filtering.
- Real-time file filtering.
- With remapping (:map).
- Without remapping (:noremap).
- Angle-bracket notation.
- Displaying existing mappings.
- Overview, state incompatibility with Trash specification of FreeDesktop.
- Location ('trashdir' option).
- Related command-line commands (":lstrash", ":trashes").
- Related normal mode commands (p, P, d, D).
Combining with external scripts
Writing scripts in vifmrc file
Index of Features
list all capabilities including synonyms of features to make things easier to search. These should link to pages talking about the feature in detail. Brainstorming how the index should look:
I think full syntax should be given in the command coloumn, with the command itself linking to a section that described all the fine details of the command in full
keywords will make actual ideas or concept easy to lookup ps. It took me making this table that yank was a feature different than copy......
|Feature||Description||Command(s)||Default Mapping(s)||see also||keywords|
|copy||copy to opposite pane||:[range]co[py][!?][&]||cp, yank, move|
|delete||delete file and add to default(") register*||:delete||d||rm, cut|
|Page up||navigate up one page||PageUp, Ctrl-B|
|view||view current file in the opposite pane||:vie[w][!]||preview, less|
|yank||add file to the default(") register||:[range]y[ank] [reg] [count]||y||copy||cp|
Users coming from mc
Differences from vim
Wiki Style Guidelines
- Vifm vs vifm
- filemanager not Filebrowser
- style for represnting code in a file (might want to snag the template used at arch wiki)