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m (there was a typo where you had Vifm when you defined the function to be vicd :) cheers)
 
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bash_(Unix_shell) bash] shell.
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bash_(Unix_shell) bash] shell.
  
==== Since 0.7.9 ====
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==== Since 0.8 ====
  
 
* Add this function to <code>.bashrc</code>
 
* Add this function to <code>.bashrc</code>
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vicd()
 
vicd()
 
{
 
{
     local dst="$(command vifm --choose-dir -)"
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     local dst="$(command vifm --choose-dir - "$@")"
 
     if [ -z "$dst" ]; then
 
     if [ -z "$dst" ]; then
 
         echo 'Directory picking cancelled/failed'
 
         echo 'Directory picking cancelled/failed'
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</source>
 
</source>
  
Now running Vifm via that shell function and quiting it will change directory of
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Now running vicd via that shell function and quiting it will change directory of
 
shell to the directory of current active pane.  Use <code>:cq[uit]</code>
 
shell to the directory of current active pane.  Use <code>:cq[uit]</code>
 
command to cancel directory picking.
 
command to cancel directory picking.
  
==== Prior to 0.7.9 ====
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==== Prior to 0.8 ====
  
 
* Add special command to <code>vifmrc</code>
 
* Add special command to <code>vifmrc</code>

Latest revision as of 14:54, 3 July 2019

Vifm can't do that on its own, since it's impossible to change working directory of another process (parent shell in this case). Still, it's possible to do this by relying on a shell to do part of the job.

Below is an example, how one can do that with bash shell.

Since 0.8[edit]

  • Add this function to .bashrc
vicd()
{
    local dst="$(command vifm --choose-dir - "$@")"
    if [ -z "$dst" ]; then
        echo 'Directory picking cancelled/failed'
        return 1
    fi
    cd "$dst"
}

Now running vicd via that shell function and quiting it will change directory of shell to the directory of current active pane. Use :cq[uit] command to cancel directory picking.

Prior to 0.8[edit]

  • Add special command to vifmrc
command! Q :execute '!echo %d > ~/.vifm/lastdir' | quit
  • Add this function to .bashrc
vifm()
{
    if [ -f ~/.vifm/lastdir ]; then
        rm ~/.vifm/lastdir
    fi
    # "command" prevents recursive call
    command vifm "$@"
    if [ -f ~/.vifm/lastdir ]; then
        cd `cat ~/.vifm/lastdir`
    fi
}

Now running Vifm via that shell function and quiting it using :Q command (which can be to ZZ and/or ZQ) will change directory of shell to the directory of current active pane.