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NAME

       vifm - vi file manager

SYNOPSIS

       vifm [OPTION]...
       vifm [OPTION]... path
       vifm [OPTION]... path path

DESCRIPTION

       Vifm is an ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings.  If you use vi, vifm gives
       you complete keyboard control over your files  without  having  to  learn  a  new  set  of
       commands.

OPTIONS

       vifm  starts  in  the  current  directory  unless it is given a different directory on the
       command line or  'vifminfo'  option  includes  "savedirs"  (in  which  case  last  visited
       directories are used as defaults).

       -      Read  list  of files from standard input stream and compose custom view out of them
              (see "Custom views" section).  Current working directory is  used  as  a  base  for
              relative paths.

       <path> Starts Vifm in the specified path.

       <path> <path>
              Starts Vifm in the specified paths.

       Specifying  two  directories triggers split view even when vifm was in single-view mode on
       finishing previous session.  To suppress this behaviour :only command can be  put  in  the
       vifmrc file.

       When  only  one path argument is found on command-line, the left/top pane is automatically
       set as the current view.

       Paths to files are also allowed in case you want vifm to start with some archive opened.

       --select <path>
              Open parent directory of the given path and select specified file in it.

       -f     Makes vifm instead of opening files write selection to $VIFM/vimfiles and quit.

       --choose-files <path>|-
              Sets output file to write selection into on exit instead  of  opening  files.   "-"
              means standard output.  Use empty value to disable it.

       --choose-dir <path>|-
              Sets  output file to write last visited directory into on exit.  "-" means standard
              output.  Use empty value to disable it.

       --delimiter <delimiter>
              Sets separator for list of file paths written out by vifm.  Empty value means  null
              character.  Default is new line character.

       --on-choose <command>
              Sets command to be executed on selected files instead of opening them.  The command
              may use any of macros described in "Command macros" section below.  The command  is
              executed once for whole selection.

       --logging[=<startup log path>]
              Log  some  operational  details  $VIFM/log.   If  the  optional startup log path is
              specified and permissions allow to open it  for  writing,  then  logging  of  early
              initialization (before value of $VIFM is determined) is put there.

       --server-list
              List available server names and exit.

       --server-name <name>
              Name of target or this instance (sequential numbers are appended on name conflict).

       --remote
              Sends  the  rest  of the command line to another instance of vifm, --server-name is
              treated just like any other argument and should precede  --remote  on  the  command
              line.   When  there  is  no  server, quits silently.  There is no limit on how many
              arguments can be  processed.   One  can  combine  --remote  with  -c  <command>  or
              +<command>  to  execute  commands  in  already  running instance of vifm.  See also
              "Client-Server" section below.

       --remote-expr
              passes expression to vifm server  and  prints  result.   See  also  "Client-Server"
              section below.

       -c <command> or +<command>
              Run  command-line  mode  <command>  on  startup.   Commands  in  such arguments are
              executed in the order they appear in command line.  Commands with spaces or special
              symbols  must  be enclosed in double or single quotes or all special symbols should
              be escaped  (the  exact  syntax  strongly  depends  on  shell).   "+"  argument  is
              equivalent to "$" and thus picks last item of of the view.

       --help, -h
              Show a brief command summary and exit vifm.

       --version, -v
              Show version information and quit.

       --no-configs
              Skip reading vifmrc and vifminfo.

       See "Startup" section below for the explanations on $VIFM.

General keys

       Ctrl-C or Escape
              cancel  most  operations  (see  "Cancellation"  section  below), clear all selected
              files.

       Ctrl-L clear and redraw the screen.

Basic Movement

       The basic vi key bindings are used to move through the files and pop-up windows.

       k, gk, or Ctrl-P
              move cursor up one line.

       j, gj or Ctrl-N
              move cursor down one line.

       h      when 'lsview' is off move up one directory (moves to parent directory node in  tree
              view), otherwise move left one file.

       l      when 'lsview' is off move into a directory or launches a file, otherwise move right
              one file.

       gg     move to the first line of the file list.

       G      move to the last line in the file list.

       gh     go up one directory regardless of view representation (regular, ls-like).  Also can
              be used to leave custom views including tree view.

       gl or Enter
              enter directory or launch a file.

       H      move to the first file in the window.

       M      move to the file in the middle of the window.

       L      move to the last file in the window.

       Ctrl-F or Page Down
              move forward one page.

       Ctrl-B or Page Up
              move back one page.

       Ctrl-D jump back one half page.

       Ctrl-U jump forward one half page.

       n%     move to the file that is n percent from the top of the list (for example 25%).

       0 or ^ move cursor to the first column.  See 'lsview' option description.

       $      move cursor to the last column.  See 'lsview' option description.

       Space  switch file lists.

       gt     switch to the next tab (wrapping around).

       {n}gt  switch to the tab number {n} (wrapping around).

       gT     switch to the previous tab (wrapping around).

       {n}gT  switch to {n}-th previous tab.

Movement with Count

       Most movement commands also accept a count, 12j would move down 12 files.

       [count]%
              move to percent of the file list.

       [count]j
              move down [count] files.

       [count]k
              move up [count] files.

       [count]G or [count]gg
              move to list position [count].

       [count]h
              go up [count] directories.

Scrolling panes

       zt     redraw pane with file in top of list.

       zz     redraw pane with file in center of list.

       zb     redraw pane with file in bottom of list.

       Ctrl-E scroll pane one line down.

       Ctrl-Y scroll pane one line up.

Pane manipulation

       Second character can be entered with or without Control key.

       Ctrl-W H
              move the pane to the far left.

       Ctrl-W J
              move the pane to the very bottom.

       Ctrl-W K
              move the pane to the very top.

       Ctrl-W L
              move the pane to the far right.

       Ctrl-W h
              switch to the left pane.

       Ctrl-W j
              switch to the pane below.

       Ctrl-W k
              switch to the pane above.

       Ctrl-W l
              switch to the right pane.

       Ctrl-W b
              switch to bottom-right window.

       Ctrl-W t
              switch to top-left window.

       Ctrl-W p
              switch to previous window.

       Ctrl-W w
              switch to other pane.

       Ctrl-W o
              leave only one pane.

       Ctrl-W s
              split window horizontally.

       Ctrl-W v
              split window vertically.

       Ctrl-W x
              exchange panes.

       Ctrl-W z
              quit preview pane or view modes.

       Ctrl-W -
              decrease size of the view by count.

       Ctrl-W +
              increase size of the view by count.

       Ctrl-W <
              decrease size of the view by count.

       Ctrl-W >
              increase size of the view by count.

       Ctrl-W |
              set current view size to count.

       Ctrl-W _
              set current view size to count.

       Ctrl-W =
              make size of two views equal.

       For  Ctrl-W  +,  Ctrl-W -, Ctrl-W <, Ctrl-W >, Ctrl-W | and Ctrl-W _ commands count can be
       given before and/or after Ctrl-W.  The resulting count is a multiplication of  those  two.
       So "2 Ctrl-W 2 -" decreases window size by 4 lines or columns.

       Ctrl-W | and Ctrl-W _ maximise current view by default.

Marks

       Marks are set the same way as they are in vi.

       You can use these characters for marks [a-z][A-Z][0-9].

       m[a-z][A-Z][0-9]
              set a mark for the file at the current cursor position.

       '[a-z][A-Z][0-9]
              navigate to the file set for the mark.

       There are also several special marks that can't be set manually:

         - '  (single  quote)  - previously visited directory of the view, thus hitting '' allows
           switching between two last locations

         - < - the first file of the last visually selected block

         - > - the last file of the last visually selected block

Searching

       /regular expression pattern
              search for files matching regular  expression  in  forward  direction  and  advance
              cursor to next match.

       /      perform forward search with top item of search pattern history.

       ?regular expression pattern
              search  for  files  matching  regular  expression in backward direction and advance
              cursor to previous match.

       ?      perform backward search with top item of search pattern history.

       Trailing slash for directories is taken into account, so /\/ searches for directories  and
       symbolic  links  to  directories.   At the moment // works too, but this can change in the
       future, so consider escaping the slash if not typing pattern by hand.

       Matches are automatically selected if  'hlsearch'  is  set.   Enabling  'incsearch'  makes
       search  interactive.   'ignorecase'  and  'smartcase'  options  affect case sensitivity of
       search queries.

       [count]n
              go to the next file matching last search pattern.  Takes last search direction into
              account.

       [count]N
              go  to the previous file matching last search pattern.  Takes last search direction
              into account.

       If 'hlsearch' option is set, hitting n/N to perform search and go to  the  first  matching
       item  resets  current  selection in normal mode.  It is not the case if search was already
       performed on files in the directory, thus selection is not reset after clearing  selection
       with escape key and hitting n/N key again.

       Note: vifm uses extended regular expressions for / and ?.

       [count]f[character]
              search  forward for file with [character] as first character in name.  Search wraps
              around the end of the list.

       [count]F[character]
              search backward for file with [character] as first character in name.  Search wraps
              around the end of the list.

       [count];
              find the next match of f or F.

       [count],
              find the previous match of f or F.

       Note:  f,  F, ; and , wrap around list beginning and end when they are used alone and they
       don't wrap when they are used as selectors.

File Filters

       There are three basic file filters:

         - dot files filter (excluding "." and ".."  special  directories,  whose  appearance  is
           controlled by the 'dotdirs' option);

         - manual filter for file names;

         - automatic filter for file names;

         - local filter for file names (see description of the "=" normal mode command).

       Performing  operations  on  manual  filter  for  file names automatically does the same on
       automatic one.  The file name filter is separated mainly for convenience  purpose  and  to
       get more deterministic behaviour.

       The basic vim folding key bindings are used for filtering files.

       Each file list has its own copy of each filter.

       Filtered files are not checked in / search or :commands.

       Files  and  directories  are  filtered  separately.   For  this  a  slash is appended to a
       directory name before testing whether it matches the filter.  Examples:

         " filter directories which names end with '.files'
         :filter /^.*\.files\/$/

         " filter files which names end with '.d'
         :filter /^.*\.d$/

         " filter files and directories which names end with '.o'
         :filter /^.*\.o\/?$/

       Note: vifm uses extended regular expressions.

       za     toggle visibility of dot files.

       zo     show dot files.

       zm     hide dot files.

       zf     add selected files to file name filter.

       zO     show files hidden by file name filter.

       zM     restore all filters.

       zR     remove all filters.

       zr     remove local filter.

       zd     exclude selection or current file from a custom view.   Does  nothing  for  regular
              view.  For tree view excluding directory excludes that sub-tree.  For compare views
              zd hides group of adjacent identical files, count can be specified as 1 to  exclude
              just  single  file  or  selected  items  instead.   Files excluded this way are not
              counted as filtered out and can't be returned unless view is reloaded.

       =regular expression pattern
              filter out files that don't match regular expression.  Whether view is  updated  as
              regular expression is changed depends on the value of the 'incsearch' option.  This
              kind of filter is automatically reset when directory is changed.

Other Normal Mode Keys

       [count]:
              enter command line mode.  [count] generates range.

       q:     open external editor  to  prompt  for  command-line  command.   See  "Command  line
              editing" section for details.

       q/     open  external  editor  to  prompt  for  search  pattern  to be searched in forward
              direction.  See "Command line editing" section for details.

       q?     open external editor to prompt for  search  pattern  to  be  searched  in  backward
              direction.  See "Command line editing" section for details.

       q=     open  external  editor  to  prompt  for filter pattern.  See "Command line editing"
              section for details.  Unlike other q{x} commands this one doesn't  work  in  Visual
              mode.

       [count]!! and [count]!<selector>
              enter command line mode with entered ! command.  [count] modifies range.

       Ctrl-O go  backwards  through  directory history of current view.  Nonexistent directories
              are automatically skipped.

       Ctrl-I if 'cpoptions' contains "t" flag, <tab> and <c-i>  switch  active  pane  just  like
              <space>  does, otherwise it goes forward through directory history of current view.
              Nonexistent directories are automatically skipped.

       Ctrl-G create a window showing detailed information about the current file.

       Shift-Tab
              enters view mode (works only after activating view pane with :view command).

       ga     calculate directory size.  Uses cached directory sizes  when  possible  for  better
              performance.   As  a  special  case  calculating  size  of  ".."  entry  results in
              calculation of size of current directory.

       gA     like ga, but force update.  Ignores old values of directory sizes.

       If file under cursor is selected, each selected item is processed, otherwise only  current
       file is updated.

       gf     find link destination (like l with 'followlinks' off, but also finds directories).

       gr     only for MS-Windows
              same as l key, but tries to run program with administrative privileges.

       av     go to visual mode into selection amending state preserving current selection.

       gv     go to visual mode restoring last selection.

       [reg]gs
              when  no  register  is specified, restore last t selection (similar to what gv does
              for visual mode selection).  If register is present, then all files listed in  that
              register and which are visible in current view are selected.

       gu<selector>
              make names of selected files lowercase.

       [count]guu and [count]gugu
              make  names  of  [count]  files  starting  from the current one lowercase.  Without
              [count] only current file is affected.

       gU<selector>
              make names of selected files uppercase.

       [count]gUU and [count]gUgU
              make names of [count] files starting  from  the  current  one  uppercase.   Without
              [count] only current file is affected.

       e      explore file in the current pane.

       i      handle file (even if it's an executable and 'runexec' option is set).

       cw     change word is used to rename a file or files.

       cW     change WORD is used to change only name of file (without extension).

       cl     change link target.

       co     only for *nix
              change file owner.

       cg     only for *nix
              change file group.

       [count]cp
              change  file attributes (permission on *nix and properties on Windows).  If [count]
              is specified, it's treated as numerical argument for non-recursive `chmod`  command
              (of the form [0-7]{3,4}).

       [count]C
              clone file [count] times.

       [count]dd or d[count]selector
              move selected file or files to trash directory (if 'trash' option is set, otherwise
              delete).  See "Trash directory" section below.

       [count]DD or D[count]selector
              like dd and d<selector>, but omitting trash directory (even when 'trash' option  is
              set).

       Y, [count]yy or y[count]selector
              yank selected files.

       p      copy  yanked  files  to  the  current  directory  or  move the files to the current
              directory if they were deleted with dd or :d[elete] or if  the  files  were  yanked
              from trash directory.  See "Trash directory" section below.

       P      move the last yanked files.  The advantage of using P instead of d followed by p is
              that P moves files only once.  This isn't important in case you're moving files  in
              the  same  file  system  where your home directory is, but using P to move files on
              some other file system (or file systems, in case you want to move files from fs1 to
              fs2 and your home is on fs3) can save your time.

       al     put symbolic links with absolute paths.

       rl     put symbolic links with relative paths.

       t      select or unselect (tag) the current file.

       u      undo last change.

       Ctrl-R redo last change.

       dp     in compare view of "ofboth grouppaths" kind, makes corresponding entry of the other
              pane equal to the current one.  The semantics is as follows:
               - nothing done for identical entries
               - if file is missing in current view, its pair gets removed
               - if file is missing or differs in other view, it's replaced
               - file pairs are defined by matching relative paths
              File removal obeys 'trash' option.  When the option is enabled, the  operation  can
              be undone/redone (although results won't be visible automatically).
              Unlike  in  Vim,  this operation is performed on a single line rather than a set of
              adjacent changes.

       do     same as dp, but applies changes in the opposite direction.

       v or V enter visual mode, clears current selection.

       [count]Ctrl-A
              increment first number in file name by [count] (1 by default).

       [count]Ctrl-X
              decrement first number in file name by [count] (1 by default).

       ZQ     same as :quit!.

       ZZ     same as :quit.

       .      repeat last command-line command (not normal mode command) of  this  session  (does
              nothing  right  after  startup or :restart command).  The command doesn't depend on
              command-line history and can be used with completely disabled history.

       (      go to previous group.  Groups are defined by primary sorting  key.   For  name  and
              iname members of each group have same first letter, for all other sorting keys vifm
              uses size, uid, ...

       )      go to next group.  See ( key description above.

       {      speeds up navigation to closest previous entry of the opposite type  by  moving  to
              the  first  file backwards when cursor is on a directory and to the first directory
              backwards when cursor is on a file.  This is essentially a special case of  (  that
              is locked on "dirs".

       }      same as {, but in forward direction.

       [c     go to previous mismatched entry in directory comparison view or do nothing.

       ]c     go to next mismatched entry in directory comparison view or do nothing.

       [d     go to previous directory entry or do nothing.

       ]d     go to next directory entry or do nothing.

       [r     same as :siblprev.

       ]r     same as :siblnext.

       [R     same as :siblprev!.

       ]R     same as :siblnext!.

       [s     go to previous selected entry or do nothing.

       ]s     go to next selected entry or do nothing.

       [z     go to first sibling of current entry.

       ]z     go to last sibling of current entry.

       zj     go to next directory sibling of current entry or do nothing.

       zk     go to previous directory sibling of current entry or do nothing.

Using Count

       You can use count with commands like yy.

       [count]yy
              yank count files starting from current cursor position downward.

       Or you can use count with motions passed to y, d or D.

       d[count]j
              delete (count + 1) files starting from current cursor position upward.

Registers

       vifm supports multiple registers for temporary storing list of yanked or deleted files.

       Registers  should  be  specified  by hitting double quote key followed by a register name.
       Count is specified after register name.  By default commands use unnamed  register,  which
       has double quote as its name.

       Though  all  commands  accept  registers,  most of commands ignores them (for example H or
       Ctrl-U).  Other commands can fill register or append new files to it.

       Presently vifm supports ", _, a-z and A-Z characters as register names.

       As mentioned above " is unnamed register and has special meaning of the default  register.
       Every  time  when  you  use  named  registers (a-z and A-Z) unnamed register is updated to
       contain same list of files as the last used register.

       _ is black hole register.  It can be used for writing, but its list is always empty.

       Registers with names from a to z and from A to Z are named ones.  Lowercase registers  are
       cleared  before  adding new files, while uppercase aren't and should be used to append new
       files to the existing file list of appropriate lowercase register (A for a, B for b, ...).

       Registers can be changed on :empty command if they contain  files  under  trash  directory
       (see "Trash directory" section below).

       Registers do not contain one file more than once.

       Example:

         "a2yy

       puts names of two files to register a (and to the unnamed register),

         "Ad

       removes one file and append its name to register a (and to the unnamed register),

         p or "ap or "Ap

       inserts previously yanked and deleted files into current directory.

Selectors

       y,  d,  D,  !,  gu  and  gU  commands  accept selectors.  You can combine them with any of
       selectors below to quickly remove or yank several files.

       Most of selectors are like vi motions: j, k, gg, G, H, L, M, %, f, F, ;, comma,  ',  ^,  0
       and $.  But there are some additional ones.

       a      all files in current view.

       s      selected files.

       S      all files except selected.

       Examples:

         - dj - delete file under cursor and one below;

         - d2j - delete file under cursor and two below;

         - y6gg - yank all files from cursor position to 6th file in the list.

       When you pass a count to whole command and its selector they are multiplied. So:

         - 2d2j - delete file under cursor and four below;

         - 2dj - delete file under cursor and two below;

         - 2y6gg - yank all files from cursor position to 12th file in the list.

Visual Mode

       Visual mode has to generic operating submodes:

         - plain selection as it is in Vim;

         - selection editing submode.

       Both  modes select files in range from cursor position at which visual mode was entered to
       current cursor position (let's call it "selection region").  Each of two  borders  can  be
       adjusted  by  swapping  them via "o" or "O" keys and updating cursor position with regular
       cursor motion keys.  Obviously, once initial cursor position is  altered  this  way,  real
       start position becomes unavailable.

       Plain  Vim-like  visual  mode  starts  with  cleared  selection,  which is not restored on
       rejecting selection ("Escape", "Ctrl-C", "v", "V").  Contrary  to  it,  selection  editing
       doesn't  clear  previously  selected  files  and  restores  them  after reject.  Accepting
       selection by performing an operation on selected items (e.g. yanking them via  "y")  moves
       cursor  to  the  top of current selection region (not to the top most selected file of the
       view).

       In turn, selection editing supports three types of editing  (look  at  statusbar  to  know
       which one is currently active):

         - append - amend selection by selecting elements in selection region;

         - remove - amend selection by deselecting elements in selection region;

         - invert - amend selection by inverting selection of elements in selection region.

       No  matter  how you activate selection editing it starts in "append".  One can switch type
       of operation (in the order given above) via "Ctrl-G" key.

       Almost all normal mode keys work in visual mode, but instead of accepting  selectors  they
       operate on selected items.

       Enter  save selection and go back to normal mode not moving cursor.

       av     leave  visual  mode  if  in  amending mode (restores previous selection), otherwise
              switch to amending selection mode.

       gv     restore previous visual selection.

       v, V, Ctrl-C or Escape
              leave visual mode if not in  amending  mode,  otherwise  switch  to  normal  visual
              selection.

       Ctrl-G switch type of amending by round robin scheme: append -> remove -> invert.

       :      enter command line mode.  Selection is cleared on leaving the mode.

       o      switch active selection bound.

       O      switch active selection bound.

       gu, u  make names of selected files lowercase.

       gU, U  make names of selected files uppercase.

View Mode

       This  mode  tries  to  imitate  the  less program.  List of builtin shortcuts can be found
       below.  Shortcuts can be  customized  using  :qmap,  :qnoremap  and  :qunmap  command-line
       commands.

       Shift-Tab, Tab, q, Q, ZZ
              return to normal mode.

       [count]e, [count]Ctrl-E, [count]j, [count]Ctrl-N, [count]Enter
              scroll forward one line (or [count] lines).

       [count]y, [count]Ctrl-Y, [count]k, [count]Ctrl-K, [count]Ctrl-P
              scroll backward one line (or [count] lines).

       [count]f, [count]Ctrl-F, [count]Ctrl-V, [count]Space
              scroll forward one window (or [count] lines).

       [count]b, [count]Ctrl-B, [count]Alt-V
              scroll backward one window (or [count] lines).

       [count]z
              scroll forward one window (and set window to [count]).

       [count]w
              scroll backward one window (and set window to [count]).

       [count]Alt-Space
              scroll forward one window, but don't stop at end-of-file.

       [count]d, [count]Ctrl-D
              scroll forward one half-window (and set half-window to [count]).

       [count]u, [count]Ctrl-U
              scroll backward one half-window (and set half-window to [count]).

       r, Ctrl-R, Ctrl-L
              repaint screen.

       R      reload view preserving scroll position.

       F      toggle  automatic  forwarding.   Roughly  equivalent  to  periodic  file reload and
              scrolling to the bottom.  The behaviour is similar to `tail -F` or F key in less.

       [count]/pattern
              search forward for ([count]‐th) matching line.

       [count]?pattern
              search backward for ([count]‐th) matching line.

       [count]n
              repeat previous search (for [count]‐th occurrence).

       [count]N
              repeat previous search in reverse direction (for [count]‐th occurrence).

       [count]g, [count]<, [count]Alt-<
              scroll to the first line of the file (or line [count]).

       [count]G, [count]>, [count]Alt->
              scroll to the last line of the file (or line [count]).

       [count]p, [count]%
              scroll to the beginning of the file (or N percent into file).

       v      invoke an editor to edit the current file being viewed.  The command for editing is
              taken  from  the 'vicmd'/'vixcmd' option value and extended with middle line number
              prepended by a plus sign and name of the current file.

       All "Ctrl-W x" keys work the same was as in Normal mode.   Active  mode  is  automatically
       changed  on  navigating  among  windows.  When less-like mode activated on file preview is
       left using one by "Ctrl-W x" keys, its state is stored until  another  file  is  displayed
       using preview (it's possible to leave the mode, hide preview pane, do something else, then
       get back to the file and show preview pane again with previously stored state in it).

Command line Mode

       These keys are available in all submodes of the command line mode: command, search, prompt
       and filtering.

       Down,  Up,  Left, Right, Home, End and Delete are extended keys and they are not available
       if vifm is compiled with --disable-extended-keys option.

       Esc, Ctrl-C
              leave command line mode, cancels input.  Cancelled input is saved into  appropriate
              history and can be recalled later.

       Ctrl-M, Enter
              execute command and leave command line mode.

       Ctrl-I, Tab
              complete command or its argument.

       Shift-Tab
              complete in reverse order.

       Ctrl-_ stop completion and return original input.

       Ctrl-B, Left
              move cursor to the left.

       Ctrl-F, Right
              move cursor to the right.

       Ctrl-A, Home
              go to line beginning.

       Ctrl-E, End
              go to line end.

       Alt-B  go to the beginning of previous word.

       Alt-F  go to the end of next word.

       Ctrl-U remove characters from cursor position till the beginning of line.

       Ctrl-K remove characters from cursor position till the end of line.

       Ctrl-H, Backspace
              remove character before the cursor.

       Ctrl-D, Delete
              remove character under the cursor.

       Ctrl-W remove characters from cursor position till the beginning of previous word.

       Alt-D  remove characters from cursor position till the beginning of next word.

       Ctrl-T swap  the  order  of  current and previous character and move cursor forward or, if
              cursor past the end of line, swap the order of two last characters in the line.

       Alt-.  insert last part of previous command to current cursor position.   Each  next  call
              will insert last part of older command.

       Ctrl-G edit  command-line  content in external editor.  See "Command line editing" section
              for details.

       Ctrl-N recall more recent command-line from history.

       Ctrl-P recall older command-line from history.

       Up     recall more recent command-line from history, that begins as the  current  command-
              line.

       Down   recall older command-line from history, that begins as the current command-line.

       Ctrl-] trigger abbreviation expansion.

Pasting special values

       The shortcuts listed below insert specified values into current cursor position.  Last key
       of every shortcut references value that it inserts:
         - c - [c]urrent file
         - d - [d]irectory path
         - e - [e]xtension of a file name
         - r - [r]oot part of a file name
         - t - [t]ail part of directory path

         - a - [a]utomatic filter
         - m - [m]anual filter
         - = - local filter, which is bound to "=" in normal mode

       Values related to filelist in current pane are  available  through  Ctrl-X  prefix,  while
       values  from  the  other  pane  have doubled Ctrl-X key as their prefix (doubled Ctrl-X is
       presumably easier to type than uppercase letters; it's still easy to  remap  the  keys  to
       correspond to names of similar macros).

       Ctrl-X c
              name of the current file of the active pane.

       Ctrl-X d
              path to the current directory of the active pane.

       Ctrl-X e
              extension of the current file of the active pane.

       Ctrl-X r
              name root of current file of the active pane.

       Ctrl-X t
              the last component of path to the current directory of the active pane.

       Ctrl-X Ctrl-X c
              name of the current file of the inactive pane.

       Ctrl-X Ctrl-X d
              path to the current directory of the inactive pane.

       Ctrl-X Ctrl-X e
              extension of the current file of the inactive pane.

       Ctrl-X Ctrl-X r
              name root of current file of the inactive pane.

       Ctrl-X Ctrl-X t
              the last component of path to the current directory of the inactive pane.

       Ctrl-X a
              value of automatic filter of the active pane.

       Ctrl-X m
              value of manual filter of the active pane.

       Ctrl-X =
              value of local filter of the active pane.

       Ctrl-X /
              last pattern from search history.

Command line editing

       vifm provides a facility to edit several kinds of data, that is usually edited in command-
       line mode, in external editor (using command specified by  'vicmd'  or  'vixcmd'  option).
       This has at least two advantages over built-in command-line mode:
         - one can use full power of Vim to edit text;
         - finding and reusing history entries becomes possible.

       The facility is supported by four input submodes of the command-line:
         - command;
         - forward search;
         - backward search;
         - file rename (see description of cw and cW normal mode keys).

       Editing command-line using external editor is activated by the Ctrl-G shortcut.  It's also
       possible to do almost the same from Normal and Visual modes using q:, q/ and q? commands.

       Temporary file created for the purpose of editing the line has the following structure:

         1. First line, which is either empty or contains text already entered in command-line.

         2. 2nd and all other lines with  history  items  starting  with  the  most  recent  one.
            Altering this lines in any way won't change history items stored by vifm.

       After editing application is finished the first line of the file is taken as the result of
       operation, when the application returns zero exit code.  If  the  application  returns  an
       error  (see  :cquit  command  in Vim), all the edits made to the file are ignored, but the
       initial value of the first line is saved in appropriate history.

More Mode

       This is the mode that appears when status bar content is so big that it doesn't fit on the
       screen.  One can identify the mode by "-- More --" message at the bottom.

       The following keys are handled in this mode:

       Enter, Ctrl-J, j or Down
              scroll one line down.

       Backspace, k or Up
              scroll one line up.

       d      scroll one page (half of a screen) down.

       u      scroll one page (half of a screen) up.

       Space, f or PageDown
              scroll down a screen.

       b or PageUp
              scroll up a screen.

       G      scroll to the bottom.

       g      scroll to the top.

       q, Escape or Ctrl-C
              quit the mode.

       :      switch to command-line mode.

Commands

       Commands are executed with :command_name<Enter>

       Commented  out  lines should start with the double quote symbol ("), which may be preceded
       by whitespace characters intermixed with colons.  Inline comments can be added at the  end
       of  the line after double quote symbol, only last line of a multi-line command can contain
       such comment.  Not all commands support inline comments as  their  syntax  conflicts  with
       names of registers and fields where double quotes are allowed.

       Most of the commands have two forms: complete and the short one.  Example:

         :noh[lsearch]

       This means the complete command is nohlsearch, and the short one is noh.

       Most  of  command-line  commands completely reset selection in the current view.  However,
       there are several exceptions:

         - `:invert s` most likely leaves some files selected;

         - :normal command (when it doesn't leave command-line mode);

         - :if and :else commands don't affect selection on successful execution.

       '|' can be used to separate commands, so you can give multiple commands in one  line.   If
       you want to use '|' in an argument, precede it with '\'.

       These commands see '|' as part of their arguments even when it's escaped:

           :[range]!
           :autocmd
           :cabbrev
           :cmap
           :cnoreabbrev
           :cnoremap
           :command
           :dmap
           :dnoremap
           :filetype
           :fileviewer
           :filextype
           :map
           :mmap
           :mnoremap
           :nmap
           :nnoremap
           :noremap
           :normal
           :qmap
           :qnoremap
           :vmap
           :vnoremap
           :wincmd
           :windo
           :winrun

       To  be  able to use another command after one of these, wrap it with the :execute command.
       An example:

         if filetype('.') == 'reg' | execute '!!echo regular file' | endif

       :[count]

       :number
              move to the file number.
              :12 would move to the 12th file in the list.
              :0 move to the top of the list.
              :$ move to the bottom of the list.

       :[count]command
              The only builtin :[count]command are :[count]d[elete] and :[count]y[ank].

       :d3    would delete three files starting at the current file position moving down.

       :3d    would delete one file at the third line in the list.

       :command [args]

       :[range]!program
              execute command via shell.  Accepts macros.

       :[range]!command &

       same as above, but the command is run in the background using vifm's means.

       Programs that write to stdout like "ls" create an error message showing partial output  of
       the command.

       Note  the  space  before  ampersand  symbol,  if  you  omit it, command will be run in the
       background using job control of your shell.

       Accepts macros.

                                                :!!

       :[range]!!command
              same as :!, but pauses before returning.

       :!!    repeat the last command.

                                                :alink

       :[range]alink[!?]
              create absolute symbolic links to files in directory of inactive  view.   With  "?"
              prompts for destination file names in an editor.  "!" forces overwrite.

       :[range]alink[!] path
              create  absolute  symbolic  links  to  files  in  directory  specified  by the path
              (absolute or relative to directory of inactive view).

       :[range]alink[!] name1 name2...
              create absolute symbolic links of files in directory of other view giving each next
              link a corresponding name from the argument list.

                                                :apropos

       :apropos keyword...
              create  a  menu of items returned by the apropos command.  Selecting an item in the
              menu opens corresponding man page.  By default the command relies on  the  external
              "apropos"  utility,  which  can be customized by altering value of the 'aproposprg'
              option.

                                                :autocmd

       :au[tocmd] {event} {pat} {cmd}
              register autocommand for the {event}, which can be:
                - DirEnter - performed on entering a directory
              Event name is case insensitive.

              {pat} is a comma-separated list of modified globs patterns, which can contain tilde
              or  environment  variables.  All paths use slash ('/') as directory separator.  The
              pattern can start with a '!', which negates  it.   Patterns  that  do  not  contain
              slashes  are  matched  against  the  last  item  of  the  path  only (e.g. "dir" in
              "/path/dir").  Literal comma can be entered by doubling it.  Two  modifications  to
              globs matching are as follows:
                - *  - never matches a slash (i.e., can signify single directory level)
                - ** - matches any character (i.e., can match path of arbitrary depth)

              {cmd} is a :command or several of them separated with '|'.

              Examples of patterns:
                - conf.d      - matches conf.d directory anywhere
                - *.d         - matches directories ending with ".d" anywhere
                - **.git      - matches something.git, but not .git anywhere
                - **/.git/**  - matches /path/.git/objects, but not /path/.git
                - **/.git/**/ - matches /path/.git/ only (because of trailing slash)
                - /etc/*      - matches /etc/conf.d/, /etc/X11, but not /etc/X11/fs
                - /etc/**/*.d - matches /etc/conf.d, /etc/X11/conf.d, etc.
                - /etc/**/*   - matches /etc/ itself and any file below it
                - /etc/**/**  - matches /etc/ itself and any file below it

       :au[tocmd] [{event}] [{pat}]
              list those autocommands that match given event-pattern combination.
              {event}  and  {pat}  can  be  omitted  to  list  all  autocommands.   To  list  any
              autocommands for specific pattern one can use * placeholder in place of {event}.

       :au[tocmd]! [{event}] [{pat}]
              remove autocommands that match given event-pattern combination.  Syntax is the same
              as for listing above.

       :apropos
              repeat last :apropos command.

                                                :bmark

       :bmark tag1 [tag2 [tag3...]]
              bookmark current directory with specified tags.

       :bmark! path tag1 [tag2 [tag3...]]
              same  as :bmark, but allows bookmarking specific path instead of current directory.
              This is for use in vifmrc and for bookmarking files.

              Path can contain macros that expand to single path (%c, %C, %d, %D) or  those  that
              can  expand  to  multiple paths, but contain only one (%f, %F, %rx).  The latter is
              done for convenience on using  the  command  interactively.   Complex  macros  that
              include spaces (e.g. "%c:gs/ /_") should be escaped.

                                                :bmarks

       :bmarks
              display all bookmarks in a menu.

       :bmarks [tag1 [tag2...]]
              display menu of bookmarks that include all of the specified tags.

                                                :bmgo

       :bmgo [tag1 [tag2...]]
              when  there  are more than one match acts exactly like :bmarks, otherwise navigates
              to single match immediately (and fails if there is no match).

                                                :cabbrev

       :ca[bbrev]
              display menu of command-line mode abbreviations.

       :ca[bbrev] lhs-prefix
              display command-line mode abbreviations which left-hand side starts with  specified
              prefix.

       :ca[bbrev] lhs rhs
              register  new  or  overwrites existing abbreviation for command-line mode.  rhs can
              contain spaces  and  any  special  sequences  accepted  in  rhs  of  mappings  (see
              "Mappings" section below).  Abbreviations are expanded non-recursively.

                                                :cnoreabbrev

       :cnorea[bbrev]
              display menu of command-line mode abbreviations.

       :cnorea[bbrev] lhs-prefix
              display  command-line mode abbreviations which left-hand side starts with specified
              prefix.

       :cnorea[bbrev] lhs rhs
              same as :cabbrev, but mappings in rhs are ignored during expansion.

                                                :cd

       :cd or :cd ~ or :cd $HOME
              change to home directory.

       :cd -  go to the last visited directory.

       :cd ~/dir
              change directory to ~/dir.

       :cd /curr/dir /other/dir
              change directory of the current pane to /curr/dir and directory of the  other  pane
              to  /other/dir.   Relative paths are assumed to be relative to directory of current
              view.  Command won't fail if one of directories  is  invalid.   All  forms  of  the
              command accept macros.

       :cd! /dir
              same as :cd /dir /dir.

                                                :change

       :c[hange]
              create a menu window to alter a files properties.

                                                :chmod

       :[range]chmod
              display  file  attributes  (permission  on  *nix  and properties on Windows) change
              dialog.

       :[range]chmod[!] arg...
              only for *nix
              change permissions for files.  See `man 1 chmod` for arg  format.   "!"  means  set
              permissions recursively.

                                                :chown

       :[range]chown
              only for *nix
              same as co key in normal mode.

       :[range]chown [user][:][group]
              only for *nix
              change owner and/or group of files.  Operates on directories recursively.

                                                :clone

       :[range]clone[!?]
              clones  files in current directory.  With "?" vifm will open vi to edit file names.
              "!" forces overwrite.  Macros are expanded.

       :[range]clone[!] path
              clones files to directory specified with the path (absolute or relative to  current
              directory).  "!" forces overwrite.  Macros are expanded.

       :[range]clone[!] name1 name2...
              clones  files in current directory giving each next clone a corresponding name from
              the argument list.  "!" forces overwrite.  Macros are expanded.

                                                :colorscheme

       :colo[rscheme]?
              print current color scheme name on the status bar.

       :colo[rscheme]
              display a menu with a list of available color  schemes.   You  can  choose  primary
              color  scheme  here.  It is used for view if no directory specific colorscheme fits
              current path.  It's also used to set border color (except view titles)  and  colors
              in menus and dialogs.

       :colo[rscheme] color_scheme_name
              change  primary  color  scheme  to color_scheme_name.  In case of errors (e.g. some
              colors are not supported by terminal) either nothing is changed or color scheme  is
              reset to builtin colors to ensure that TUI is left in a usable state.

       :colo[rscheme] color_scheme_name directory
              associate  directory  with  the color scheme.  The directory argument can be either
              absolute or relative path when :colorscheme command is executed from command  line,
              but  mandatory  should  be an absolute path when the command is executed in scripts
              loaded at startup (until vifm is completely loaded).

                                                :comclear

       :comc[lear]
              remove all user defined commands.

                                                :command

       :com[mand]
              display a menu of user commands.

       :com[mand] beginning
              display user defined commands that start with the beginning.

       :com[mand] name action
              set a new user command.
              Trying to use a reserved command name will result in an error message.
              Use :com[mand]! to overwrite a previously set command.
              Unlike vim user commands do not have to start with a capital letter.  User commands
              are  run in a shell by default.  To run a command in the background you must set it
              as a background command with & at the end of the commands action (:com rm rm %f &).
              Command name cannot contain numbers or special symbols (except '?' and '!').

       :com[mand] name /pattern
              set search pattern.

       :com[mand] name =pattern
              set local filter value.

       :com[mand] name filter{:filter args}
              set file name filter (see :filter command description).  For example:

                " display only audio files
                :command onlyaudio filter/.+.\(mp3|wav|mp3|flac|ogg|m4a|wma|ape\)$/i
                " display everything except audio files
                :command noaudio filter!/.+.\(mp3|wav|mp3|flac|ogg|m4a|wma|ape\)$/i

       :com[mand] cmd :commands
              set kind of an alias for internal command (like in a shell).  Passes range given to
              alias to an aliased command, so running :%cp after
                :command cp :copy %a
              equals
                :%copy

                                                :compare

       :compare [byname | bysize | bycontents | listall | listunique | listdups | ofboth |  ofone
       | groupids | grouppaths | skipempty]...
              compare  files  in  one  or  two  views  according  the  arguments.  The default is
              "bycontents listall ofboth grouppaths".  See  "Compare  views"  section  below  for
              details.   Tree  structure  is  incompatible  with  alternative representations, so
              values of 'lsview' and 'millerview' options are ignored.

                                                :copen

       :cope[n]
              opens menu with contents of the last displayed menu with  navigation  to  files  by
              default, if any.

                                                :copy

       :[range]co[py][!?][ &]
              copy files to directory of other view.  With "?" prompts for destination file names
              in an editor.  "!" forces overwrite.

       :[range]co[py][!] path[ &]
              copy files to directory specified with the path (absolute or relative to  directory
              of other view).  "!" forces overwrite.

       :[range]co[py][!] name1 name2...[ &]
              copy  files  to  directory of other view giving each next file a corresponding name
              from the argument list.  "!" forces overwrite.

                                                :cquit

       :cq[uit][!]
              same as :quit, but also aborts directory choosing via --choose-dir (empties  output
              file) and returns non-zero exit code.

                                                :cunabbrev

       :cuna[bbrev] lhs
              unregister command-line mode abbreviation by its lhs.

       :cuna[bbrev] rhs
              unregister command-line mode abbreviation by its rhs, so that abbreviation could be
              removed even after expansion.

                                                :delbmarks

       :delbmarks
              remove bookmarks from current directory.

       :delbmarks tag1 [tag2 [tag3...]]
              remove set of bookmarks that include all of the specified tags.

       :delbmarks!
              remove all bookmarks.

       :delbmarks! path1 [path2 [path3...]]
              remove bookmarks of listed paths.

                                                :delcommand

       :delc[ommand] user_command
              remove user defined command named user_command.

                                                :delete

       :[range]d[elete][!][ &]
              delete selected file or files.  "!" means complete removal (omitting trash).

       :[range]d[elete][!] [reg] [count][ &]
              delete selected or [count] files to the reg register.  "!" means  complete  removal
              (omitting trash).

                                                :delmarks

       :delm[arks]!
              delete all marks.

       :delm[arks] marks ...
              delete specified marks, each argument is treated as a set of marks.

                                                :display

       :di[splay]
              display menu with registers content.

       :di[splay] list ...
              display the contents of the numbered and named registers that are mentioned in list
              (for example "az to display "", "a and "z content).

                                                :dirs

       :dirs  display directory stack.

                                                :echo

       :ec[ho] [<expr>...]
              evaluate each argument as an expression and output them  separated  with  a  space.
              See help on :let command for a definition of <expr>.

                                                :edit

       :[range]e[dit] [file...]
              open  selected  or  passed file(s) in editor.  Macros and environment variables are
              expanded.

                                                :else

       :el[se]
              execute commands until next matching :endif if all other conditions  didn't  match.
              See also help on :if and :endif commands.

                                                :elseif

       :elsei[f] {expr1}
              execute  commands  until  next  matching  :elseif, :else or :endif if conditions of
              previous :if and :elseif branches were evaluated to zero.  See also help on :if and
              :endif commands.

                                                :empty

       :empty permanently  remove files from all existing non-empty trash directories (see "Trash
              directory" section below).  Trash directories which are specified via %r and/or  %u
              also get deleted completely.  Also remove all operations from undolist that have no
              sense after :empty and remove all records about files  located  inside  directories
              from  all  registers.   Removal  is  performed as background task with undetermined
              amount of work and can be checked via :jobs menu.

                                                :endif

       :en[dif]
              end conditional block.  See also help on :if and :else commands.

                                                :execute

       :exe[cute] [<expr>...]
              evaluate each argument as an expression and join results separated by  a  space  to
              get  a single string which is then executed as a command-line command.  See help on
              :let command for a definition of <expr>.

                                                :exit

       :exi[t][!]
              same as :quit.

                                                :file

       :f[ile][ &]
              display menu of programs set for the file type of the current file.   "  &"  forces
              running associated program in background.

       :f[ile] arg[ &]
              run associated command that begins with the arg skipping opening menu.  " &" forces
              running associated program in background.

                                                :filetype

       :filet[ype] pattern-list [{descr}]def_prog[ &],[{descr}]prog2[ &],...
              associate given program list to each of the patterns.  Associated program (command)
              is  used by handlers of l and Enter keys (and also in the :file menu).  If you need
              to insert comma into command just double it (",,").  Space followed by an ampersand
              as two last characters of a command means running of the command in the background.
              Optional description can be given to each command to  ease  understanding  of  what
              command  will  do in the :file menu.  Vifm will try the rest of the programs for an
              association when the default isn't found.  When program entry doesn't  contain  any
              of  vifm macros, name of current file is appended as if program entry ended with %c
              macro on *nix and %"c on Windows.  On Windows path to executables containing spaces
              can  (and  should  be  for  correct  work  with  such paths) be double quoted.  See
              "Patterns" section below for pattern definition.  See also "Automatic FUSE  mounts"
              section below.  Example for zip archives and several actions:

                filetype *.zip,*.jar,*.war,*.ear
                       \ {Mount with fuse-zip}
                       \ FUSE_MOUNT|fuse-zip %SOURCE_FILE %DESTINATION_DIR,
                       \ {View contents}
                       \ zip -sf %c | less,
                       \ {Extract here}
                       \ tar -xf %c,

              Note  that  on  OS  X  when  `open` is used to call an app, vifm is unable to check
              whether that app is actually available.  So if automatic skipping of programs  that
              aren't there is desirable, `open` should be replaced with an actual command.

       :filet[ype] filename
              list  (in  menu mode) currently registered patterns that match specified file name.
              Same as ":filextype filename".

                                                :filextype

       :filex[type] pattern-list [{ description }] def_program,program2,...
              same as :filetype, but this  command  is  ignored  if  not  running  in  X.   In  X
              :filextype  is  equal  to  :filetype.   See  "Patterns"  section  below for pattern
              definition.  See also "Automatic FUSE mounts" section below.

              For example, consider the following settings (the order  might  seem  strange,  but
              it's for the demonstration purpose):

                filetype *.html,*.htm
                        \ {View in lynx}
                        \ lynx
                filextype *.html,*.htm
                        \ {Open with dwb}
                        \ dwb %f %i &,
                filetype *.html,*.htm
                        \ {View in links}
                        \ links
                filextype *.html,*.htm
                        \ {Open with firefox}
                        \ firefox %f &,
                        \ {Open with uzbl}
                        \ uzbl-browser %f %i &,

              If  you're  using  vifm  inside  a  terminal  emulator that is running in graphical
              environment (when X is used on *nix; always  on  Windows),  vifm  attempts  to  run
              application in this order:

              1. lynx
              2. dwb
              3. links
              4. firefox
              5. uzbl

              If  there  is  no  graphical  environment (checked presence of $DISPLAY environment
              variable on *nix; never happens on Windows), the list will look like:

              1. lynx
              2. links

              Just as if all :filextype commands were not there.

              The purpose of such differentiation is to allow comfortable use of vifm  with  same
              settings in desktop environment/through remote connection (SSH)/in native console.

              Note that on OS X $DISPLAY isn't defined unless you define it, so :filextype should
              be used only if you set $DISPLAY in some way.

       :filext[ype] filename
              list (in menu mode) currently registered patterns that match specified  file  name.
              Same as ":filetype filename".

                                                :fileviewer

       :filev[iewer] pattern-list command1,command2,...
              register specified list of commands as viewers for each of the patterns.  Viewer is
              a command which output is captured and displayed in one of the panes of vifm  after
              pressing  "e"  or  running  :view command.  When the command doesn't contain any of
              vifm macros, name of current file is appended as if command ended  with  %c  macro.
              Comma escaping and missing commands processing rules as for :filetype apply to this
              command.  See "Patterns" section below for pattern definition.

              Example for zip archives:

                fileviewer *.zip,*.jar,*.war,*.ear zip -sf %c, echo "No zip to preview:"

       :filev[iewer] filename
              list (in menu mode) currently registered patterns that match specified filename.

                                                :filter

       :filter[!] {pattern}
              filter files matching the pattern out of directory listings.  '!' controls state of
              filter  inversion  after  updating filter value (see also 'cpoptions' description).
              Filter is matched case sensitively on *nix and case insensitively on Windows.   See
              "File Filters" and "Patterns" sections.

              Example:

                " filter all files ending in .o from the filelist.
                :filter /.o$/

       :filter[!] {empty-pattern}
              same as above, but use last search pattern as pattern value.

              Example:

                :filter //I

       :filter
              reset filter (set it to an empty string) and show all files.

       :filter!
              same as :invert.

       :filter?
              show information on local, name and auto filters.

                                                :find

       :[range]fin[d] pattern
              display results of find command in the menu.  Searches among selected files if any.
              Accepts macros.  By default the command relies  on  the  external  "find"  utility,
              which can be customized by altering value of the 'findprg' option.

       :[range]fin[d] -opt...
              same  as :find above, but user defines all find arguments.  Searches among selected
              files if any.

       :[range]fin[d] path -opt...
              same as :find above, but user defines all find arguments.   Ignores  selection  and
              range.

       :[range]fin[d]
              repeat last :find command.

                                                :finish

       :fini[sh]
              stop sourcing a script. Can only be used in a vifm script file. This is a quick way
              to skip the rest of the file.

                                                :goto

       :go[to]
              change directory if necessary and put specified path under the  cursor.   The  path
              should be existing non-root path.  Macros and environment variables are expanded.

                                                :grep

       :[range]gr[ep][!] pattern
              will  show  results  of  grep command in the menu.  Add "!" to request inversion of
              search (look for lines that do not match pattern).  Searches among  selected  files
              if  any  and  no  range  given.   Ignores  binary files by default.  By default the
              command relies on the external "grep" utility, which can be customized by  altering
              value of the 'grepprg' option.

       :[range]gr[ep][!] -opt...
              same  as  :grep  above, but user defines all grep arguments, which are not escaped.
              Searches among selected files if any.

       :[range]gr[ep][!]
              repeats last :grep command.  "!" of this command inverts "!" in repeated command.

                                                :help

       :h[elp]
              show the help file.

       :h[elp] argument
              is the same as using ':h argument' in vim.  Use vifm-<something>  to  get  help  on
              vifm  (tab completion works).  This form of the command doesn't work when 'vimhelp'
              option is off.

                                                :highlight

       :hi[ghlight]
              display information about all highlight groups active at the moment.

       :hi[ghlight] clear
              reset all highlighting to builtin defaults and removed all filename-specific rules.

       :hi[ghlight] clear ( {pat1,pat2,...} | /regexp/ )
              removes specified rule.

       :hi[ghlight] ( group-name | {pat1,pat2,...} | /regexp/ )
              display information on given highlight group or file name pattern of  color  scheme
              used in the active view.

       :hi[ghlight] ( group-name | {pat1,pat2,...} | /regexp/[iI] ) cterm=style | ctermfg=color |
       ctermbg=color
              set style (cterm), foreground (ctermfg) or/and background (ctermbg)  parameters  of
              highlight group or file name pattern for color scheme used in the active view.

       All style values as well as color names are case insensitive.

       Available style values (some of them can be combined):
        - bold
        - underline
        - reverse or inverse
        - standout
        - italic (on unsupported systems becomes reverse)
        - none

       Available group-name values:
        -  Win - color of all windows (views, dialogs, menus) and default color for their content
       (e.g. regular files in views)
        - AuxWin - color of auxiliary areas of windows
        - Border - color of vertical parts of the border
        - TabLine - tab line color
        - TabLineSel - color of the tip of selected tab
        - TopLineSel - top line color of the current pane
        - TopLine - top line color of the other pane
        - CmdLine - the command line/status bar color
        - ErrorMsg - color of error messages in the status bar
        - StatusLine - color of the line above the status bar
        - JobLine - color of job line that appears above the status line
        - WildMenu - color of the wild menu items
        - SuggestBox - color of key suggestion box
        - CurrLine - line at cursor position in active view
        - OtherLine - line at cursor position in inactive view
        - Selected - color of selected files
        - Directory - color of directories
        - Link - color of symbolic links in the views
        - BrokenLink - color of broken symbolic links
        - Socket - color of sockets
        - Device - color of block and character devices
        - Executable - color of executable files
        - Fifo - color of fifo pipes
        - CmpMismatch - color of mismatched files in side-by-side comparison by path
        - User1..User9 - 9 colors which can be used via %* 'statusline' macro

       Available colors:
        - -1 or default or none - default or transparent
        - black   and lightblack
        - red     and lightred
        - green   and lightgreen
        - yellow  and lightyellow
        - blue    and lightblue
        - magenta and lightmagenta
        - cyan    and lightcyan
        - white   and lightwhite
        - 0-255 - corresponding colors from 256-color palette

       Light versions of colors are  regular  colors  with  bold  attribute  set.   So  order  of
       arguments  of  :highlight  command is important and it's better to put "cterm" in front of
       others to prevent it from overwriting attributes set by "ctermfg" or "ctermbg" arguments.

       For convenience of color scheme authors xterm-like names for 256  color  palette  is  also
       supported.             The            mapping            is           taken           from
       http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Xterm256_color_names_for_console_Vim  Duplicated  entries   were
       altered by adding an underscore followed by numerical suffix.

         0 Black                  86 Aquamarine1           172 Orange3
         1 Red                    87 DarkSlateGray2        173 LightSalmon3_2
         2 Green                  88 DarkRed_2             174 LightPink3
         3 Yellow                 89 DeepPink4_2           175 Pink3
         4 Blue                   90 DarkMagenta           176 Plum3
         5 Magenta                91 DarkMagenta_2         177 Violet
         6 Cyan                   92 DarkViolet            178 Gold3_2
         7 White                  93 Purple                179 LightGoldenrod3
         8 LightBlack             94 Orange4_2             180 Tan
         9 LightRed               95 LightPink4            181 MistyRose3
        10 LightGreen             96 Plum4                 182 Thistle3
        11 LightYellow            97 MediumPurple3         183 Plum2
        12 LightBlue              98 MediumPurple3_2       184 Yellow3_2
        13 LightMagenta           99 SlateBlue1            185 Khaki3
        14 LightCyan             100 Yellow4               186 LightGoldenrod2
        15 LightWhite            101 Wheat4                187 LightYellow3
        16 Grey0                 102 Grey53                188 Grey84
        17 NavyBlue              103 LightSlateGrey        189 LightSteelBlue1
        18 DarkBlue              104 MediumPurple          190 Yellow2
        19 Blue3                 105 LightSlateBlue        191 DarkOliveGreen1
        20 Blue3_2               106 Yellow4_2             192 DarkOliveGreen1_2
        21 Blue1                 107 DarkOliveGreen3       193 DarkSeaGreen1_2
        22 DarkGreen             108 DarkSeaGreen          194 Honeydew2
        23 DeepSkyBlue4          109 LightSkyBlue3         195 LightCyan1
        24 DeepSkyBlue4_2        110 LightSkyBlue3_2       196 Red1
        25 DeepSkyBlue4_3        111 SkyBlue2              197 DeepPink2
        26 DodgerBlue3           112 Chartreuse2_2         198 DeepPink1
        27 DodgerBlue2           113 DarkOliveGreen3_2     199 DeepPink1_2
        28 Green4                114 PaleGreen3_2          200 Magenta2_2
        29 SpringGreen4          115 DarkSeaGreen3         201 Magenta1
        30 Turquoise4            116 DarkSlateGray3        202 OrangeRed1
        31 DeepSkyBlue3          117 SkyBlue1              203 IndianRed1
        32 DeepSkyBlue3_2        118 Chartreuse1           204 IndianRed1_2
        33 DodgerBlue1           119 LightGreen_2          205 HotPink
        34 Green3                120 LightGreen_3          206 HotPink_2
        35 SpringGreen3          121 PaleGreen1            207 MediumOrchid1_2
        36 DarkCyan              122 Aquamarine1_2         208 DarkOrange
        37 LightSeaGreen         123 DarkSlateGray1        209 Salmon1
        38 DeepSkyBlue2          124 Red3                  210 LightCoral
        39 DeepSkyBlue1          125 DeepPink4_3           211 PaleVioletRed1
        40 Green3_2              126 MediumVioletRed       212 Orchid2
        41 SpringGreen3_2        127 Magenta3              213 Orchid1
        42 SpringGreen2          128 DarkViolet_2          214 Orange1
        43 Cyan3                 129 Purple_2              215 SandyBrown
        44 DarkTurquoise         130 DarkOrange3           216 LightSalmon1
        45 Turquoise2            131 IndianRed             217 LightPink1
        46 Green1                132 HotPink3              218 Pink1
        47 SpringGreen2_2        133 MediumOrchid3         219 Plum1
        48 SpringGreen1          134 MediumOrchid          220 Gold1
        49 MediumSpringGreen     135 MediumPurple2         221 LightGoldenrod2_2
        50 Cyan2                 136 DarkGoldenrod         222 LightGoldenrod2_3
        51 Cyan1                 137 LightSalmon3          223 NavajoWhite1
        52 DarkRed               138 RosyBrown             224 MistyRose1
        53 DeepPink4             139 Grey63                225 Thistle1
        54 Purple4               140 MediumPurple2_2       226 Yellow1
        55 Purple4_2             141 MediumPurple1         227 LightGoldenrod1
        56 Purple3               142 Gold3                 228 Khaki1
        57 BlueViolet            143 DarkKhaki             229 Wheat1
        58 Orange4               144 NavajoWhite3          230 Cornsilk1
        59 Grey37                145 Grey69                231 Grey100
        60 MediumPurple4         146 LightSteelBlue3       232 Grey3
        61 SlateBlue3            147 LightSteelBlue        233 Grey7
        62 SlateBlue3_2          148 Yellow3               234 Grey11
        63 RoyalBlue1            149 DarkOliveGreen3_3     235 Grey15
        64 Chartreuse4           150 DarkSeaGreen3_2       236 Grey19
        65 DarkSeaGreen4         151 DarkSeaGreen2         237 Grey23
        66 PaleTurquoise4        152 LightCyan3            238 Grey27
        67 SteelBlue             153 LightSkyBlue1         239 Grey30
        68 SteelBlue3            154 GreenYellow           240 Grey35
        69 CornflowerBlue        155 DarkOliveGreen2       241 Grey39
        70 Chartreuse3           156 PaleGreen1_2          242 Grey42
        71 DarkSeaGreen4_2       157 DarkSeaGreen2_2       243 Grey46
        72 CadetBlue             158 DarkSeaGreen1         244 Grey50
        73 CadetBlue_2           159 PaleTurquoise1        245 Grey54
        74 SkyBlue3              160 Red3_2                246 Grey58
        75 SteelBlue1            161 DeepPink3             247 Grey62
        76 Chartreuse3_2         162 DeepPink3_2           248 Grey66
        77 PaleGreen3            163 Magenta3_2            249 Grey70
        78 SeaGreen3             164 Magenta3_3            250 Grey74
        79 Aquamarine3           165 Magenta2              251 Grey78
        80 MediumTurquoise       166 DarkOrange3_2         252 Grey82
        81 SteelBlue1_2          167 IndianRed_2           253 Grey85
        82 Chartreuse2           168 HotPink3_2            254 Grey89
        83 SeaGreen2             169 HotPink2              255 Grey93
        84 SeaGreen1             170 Orchid
        85 SeaGreen1_2           171 MediumOrchid1

       There are two colors (foreground and background) and only one bold attribute.  Thus single
       bold attribute affects both colors when "reverse" attribute is used  in  vifm  run  inside
       terminal  emulator.   At  the  same  time  linux  native  console  can  handle boldness of
       foreground  and  background  colors  independently,  but  for  consistency  with  terminal
       emulators  this  is  available  only  implicitly  by using light versions of colors.  This
       behaviour might be changed in the future.

       Although vifm supports 256 colors in a sense they are supported  by  UI  drawing  library,
       whether  you  will  be able to use all of them highly depends on your terminal.  To set up
       terminal properly, make sure that $TERM in the environment you run vifm is set to name  of
       256-color  terminal  (on  *nixes it can also be set via X resources), e.g. xterm-256color.
       One can find list of available terminal names by listing  /usr/lib/terminfo/.   Number  of
       colors  supported  by  terminal  with  current  settings  can be checked via "tput colors"
       command.

       Here is the hierarchy of highlight groups, which you need to know for using transparency:
         JobLine
         SuggestBox
         StatusLine
           WildMenu
           User1..User9
         Border
         CmdLine
           ErrorMsg
         Win
           AuxWin
             File name specific highlights
               Directory
               Link
               BrokenLink
               Socket
               Device
               Fifo
               Executable
                 Selected
                   CurrLine
                   OtherLine
         TopLine
           TopLineSel
         TabLine
           TabLineSel

       "none" means default terminal color for  highlight  groups  at  the  first  level  of  the
       hierarchy and transparency for all others.

       Here  file  name  specific  highlights  mean  those  configured  via globs ({}) or regular
       expressions (//).  At most one of them is applied per file entry, namely  the  first  that
       matches file name, hence order of :highlight commands might be important in certain cases.

                                                :history

       :his[tory]
              creates a pop-up menu of directories visited.

       :his[tory] x
              x can be:
              d[ir]     or . show directory history.
              c[md]     or : show command line history.
              s[earch]  or / show search history and search forward on l key.
              f[search] or / show search history and search forward on l key.
              b[search] or ? show search history and search backward on l key.
              i[nput]   or @ show prompt history (e.g. on one file renaming).
              fi[lter]   or  =  show  filter  history  (see  description  of  the "=" normal mode
              command).

                                                :histnext

       :histnext
              same as <c-i>.  The main use case for this command is to  work  around  the  common
              pain  point  of <tab> and <c-i> being the same ASCII character: one could alter the
              terminal emulator settings to emit, for example, the `F1` keycode  when  Ctrl-I  is
              pressed,  then  `:noremap  <f1>  :histnext<cr>`  in  vifm,  add  "t"  flag  to  the
              'cpoptions', and thus have both <c-i> and <tab> working as expected.

                                                :histprev

       :histprev
              same as <c-o>.

                                                :if

       :if {expr1}
              starts conditional block.  Commands are executed until next matching :elseif, :else
              or  :endif  command  if  {expr1} evaluates to non-zero, otherwise they are ignored.
              See also help on :else and :endif commands.

              Example:

                if $TERM == 'screen.linux'
                    highlight CurrLine ctermfg=lightwhite ctermbg=lightblack
                elseif $TERM == 'tmux'
                    highlight CurrLine cterm=reverse ctermfg=black ctermbg=white
                else
                    highlight CurrLine cterm=bold,reverse ctermfg=black ctermbg=white
                endif

                                                :invert

       :invert [f]
              invert file name filter.

       :invert? [f]
              show current filter state.

       :invert s
              invert selection.

       :invert o
              invert sorting order of the primary sorting key.

       :invert? o
              show sorting order of the primary sorting key.

                                                :jobs

       :jobs  shows menu of current backgrounded processes.

                                                :let

       :let $ENV_VAR = <expr>
              sets environment variable.  Warning:  setting  environment  variable  to  an  empty
              string on Windows removes it.

       :let $ENV_VAR .= <expr>
              append value to environment variable.

       :let &[l:|g:]opt = <expr>
              sets option value.

       :let &[l:|g:]opt .= <expr>
              append value to string option.

       :let &[l:|g:]opt += <expr>
              increasing option value, adding sub-values.

       :let &[l:|g:]opt -= <expr>
              decreasing option value, removing sub-values.

       Where  <expr>  could  be  a  single-quoted  string,  double-quoted  string, an environment
       variable, function call or a concatanation of any of them  in  any  order  using  the  '.'
       operator.  Any whitespace is ignored.

                                                :locate

       :locate filename
              use "locate" command to create a menu of filenames.  Selecting a file from the menu
              will reload the current file list in vifm to show the selected  file.   By  default
              the command relies on the external "locate" utility (it's assumed that its database
              is already built), which can be customized by altering  value  of  the  'locateprg'
              option.

       :locate
              repeats last :locate command.

                                                :ls

       :ls    lists  windows  of  active  terminal multiplexer (only when terminal multiplexer is
              used).  This is achieved by issuing proper command for active terminal multiplexer,
              thus the list is not handled by vifm.

                                                :lstrash

       :lstrash
              displays  a menu with list of files in trash.  Each element of the list is original
              path of a deleted file, thus the list can contain duplicates.

                                                :mark

       :[range]ma[rk][?] x [/full/path] [filename]
              Set mark x (a-zA-Z0-9) at /full/path and filename.  By default current directory is
              being used.  If no filename was given and /full/path is current directory then last
              file in [range] is used.  Using of macros is  allowed.   Question  mark  will  stop
              command from overwriting existing marks.

                                                :marks

       :marks create a pop-up menu of marks.

       :marks list ...
              display the contents of the marks that are mentioned in list.

                                                :media

       :media only for *nix
              display media management menu.  See also 'mediaprg' option.

                                                :messages

       :mes[sages]
              shows previously given messages (up to 50).

                                                :mkdir

       :[line]mkdir[!] dir ...
              create  directories  at  specified paths.  The [line] can be used to pick node in a
              tree-view.  "!" means make parent directories as needed.  Macros are expanded.

                                                :move

       :[range]m[ove][!?][ &]
              move files to directory of other view.  With "?" prompts for destination file names
              in an editor.  "!" forces overwrite.

       :[range]m[ove][!] path[ &]
              move  files to directory specified with the path (absolute or relative to directory
              of other view).  "!" forces overwrite.

       :[range]m[ove][!] name1 name2...[ &]
              move files to directory of other view giving each next file  a  corresponding  name
              from the argument list.  "!" forces overwrite.

                                                :nohlsearch

       :noh[lsearch]
              clear selection in current pane.

                                                :normal

       :norm[al][!] commands
              execute  normal  mode commands.  If "!" is used, user defined mappings are ignored.
              Unfinished last command is aborted as if <esc> or <c-c> was typed.  A ":" should be
              completed  as  well.   Commands can't start with a space, so put a count of 1 (one)
              before it.

                                                :only

       :on[ly]
              switch to a one window view.

                                                :popd

       :popd  remove pane directories from stack.

                                                :pushd

       :pushd[!] /curr/dir [/other/dir]
              add pane directories to stack and process arguments like :cd command.

       :pushd exchange the top two items of the directory stack.

                                                :put

       :[line]pu[t][!] [reg] [ &]
              puts files from specified register (" by  default)  into  current  directory.   The
              [line]  can  be  used to pick node in a tree-view.  "!" moves files "!" moves files
              from their original location instead of copying them.   During  this  operation  no
              confirmation dialogs will be shown, all checks are performed beforehand.

                                                :pwd

       :pw[d] show the present working directory.

                                                :qall

       :qa[ll][!]
              exit  vifm  (add  !  to  skip  saving  changes and checking for active backgrounded
              commands).

                                                :quit

       :q[uit][!]
              if there is more than one tab, close the current one, otherwise exit vifm (add ! to
              skip saving changes and checking for active backgrounded commands).

                                                :redraw

       :redr[aw]
              redraw the screen immediately.

                                                :registers

       :reg[isters]
              display menu with registers content.

       :reg[isters] list ...
              display the contents of the numbered and named registers that are mentioned in list
              (for example "az to display "", "a and "z content).

                                                :regular

       :regular

       switch to regular view leaving custom view.
                                                       :rename

       :[range]rename[!]
              rename files using vi to edit names. ! means go recursively through directories.

       :[range]rename name1 name2...
              rename each of selected files to a corresponding name.

                                                :restart

       :restart
              free a lot of things (histories, commands, etc.), reread vifminfo and vifmrc  files
              and  run  startup  commands  passed  in  the argument list, thus losing all unsaved
              changes (e.g. recent history or keys mapped in current session).

                                                :restore

       :[range]restore
              restore file from trash directory, doesn't work outside one of  trash  directories.
              See "Trash directory" section below.

                                                :rlink

       :[range]rlink[!?]
              create  relative  symbolic  links  to  files  in directory of other view.  With "?"
              prompts for destination file names in an editor. "!" forces overwrite.

       :[range]rlink[!] path
              create relative symbolic links of  files  in  directory  specified  with  the  path
              (absolute or relative to directory of other view).  "!" forces overwrite.

       :[range]rlink[!] name1 name2...
              create relative symbolic links of files in directory of other view giving each next
              link a corresponding name from the argument list.  "!" forces overwrite.

                                                :screen

       :screen
              toggle whether to use the terminal multiplexer or not.
              A terminal multiplexer uses pseudo terminals to allow multiple windows to  be  used
              in  the console or in a single xterm.  Starting vifm from terminal multiplexer with
              appropriate support turned on will cause vifm to open a  new  terminal  multiplexer
              window for each new file edited or program launched from vifm.
              This requires screen version 3.9.9 or newer for the screen -X argument or tmux (1.8
              version or newer is recommended).

       :screen!
              enable integration with terminal multiplexers.

       :screen?
              display whether integration with terminal multiplexers is enabled.

       Note: the command is called screen for historical reasons (when tmux wasn't yet supported)
       and might be changed in future releases, or get an alias.

                                                :select

       :[range]select
              select files in the given range (current file if no range is given).

       :select {pattern}
              select  files that match specified pattern.  Possible {pattern} forms are described
              in "Patterns" section below.  Trailing slash for directories is taken into account,
              so `:select! */ | invert s` selects only files.

       :select //[iI]
              same as item above, but reuses last search pattern.

       :select !{external command}
              select files from the list supplied by external command.  Files are matched by full
              paths, relative paths are converted to absolute ones beforehand.

       :[range]select! [{pattern}]
              same as above, but resets previously selected items before proceeding.

                                                :set

       :se[t] display all options that differ from their default value.

       :se[t] all
              display all options.

       :se[t] opt1=val1 opt2='val2' opt3="val3" ...
              sets given options.  For local options both values are set.
              You can use following syntax:
               - for all options - option, option? and option&
               - for boolean options - nooption, invoption and option!
               - for integer options - option=x, option+=x and option-=x
               - for string options - option=x and option+=x
               - for string list options - option=x, option+=x and option-=x
               - for enumeration options - option=x, option+=x and option-=x
               - for set options - option=x, option+=x and option-=x
               - for charset options - option=x, option+=x, option-=x and option^=x

              the meaning:
               - option - turn option on (for boolean) or print its value (for all others)
               - nooption - turn option off
               - invoption - invert option state
               - option! - invert option state
               - option? - print option value
               - option& - reset option to its default value
               - option=x or option:x - set option to x
               - option+=x - add/append x to option
               - option-=x - remove (or subtract) x from option
               - option^=x - toggle x presence among values of the option

              Option name can be prepended and appended by any number of whitespace characters.

                                                :setglobal

       :setg[lobal]
              display all global options that differ from their default value.

       :setg[lobal] all
              display all global options.

       :setg[lobal] opt1=val1 opt2='val2' opt3="val3" ...
              same as :set, but changes/prints only global options  or  global  values  of  local
              options.  Changes to the latter might be not visible until directory is changed.

                                                :setlocal

       :setl[ocal]
              display all local options that differ from their default value.

       :setl[ocal] all
              display all local options.

       :setl[ocal] opt1=val1 opt2='val2' opt3="val3" ...
              same as :set, but changes/prints only local values of local options.

                                                :shell

       :sh[ell][!]
              start  a  shell  in current directory.  "!" suppresses spawning dedicated window of
              terminal multiplexer for a shell.  To make vifm adaptive  to  environment  it  uses
              $SHELL if it's defined, otherwise 'shell' value is used.

                                                :siblnext

       :[count]siblnext[!]

              change directory to [count]th next sibling directory after current path using value
              of global sort option of current pane.  "!" enables wrapping.

              For example, say, you're at /boot and root listing starts like this:

                  bin/
                  boot/
                  dev/
                  ...

              Issuing :siblnext will navigate to /dev.

                                                :siblprev

       :[count]siblprev[!]
              same as :siblnext, but in the opposite direction.

                                                :sort

       :sor[t]
              display dialog with different sorting methods, when one can select primary  sorting
              key.   When  'viewcolumns'  options  is empty and 'lsview' is off, changing primary
              sorting key will also affect view look (in particular the second column of the view
              will be changed).

                                                :source

       :so[urce] file
              read command-line commands from the file.

                                                :split

       :sp[lit]
              switch to a two window horizontal view.

       :sp[lit]!
              toggle horizontal window splitting.

       :sp[lit] path
              splits  the  window horizontally to show both file directories.  Also changes other
              pane to path (absolute or relative to current directory of active pane).

                                                :substitute

       :[range]s[ubstitute]/pattern/string/[flags]
              for each file in range replace a match of pattern with string.

       String can contain \0...\9 to link to capture groups (\0 - all match, \1  -  first  group,
       etc.).

       Pattern is stored in search history.

       Available flags:

         - i - ignore case (the 'ignorecase' and 'smartcase' options are not used)

         - I - don't ignore case (the 'ignorecase' and 'smartcase' options are not used)

         - g - substitute all matches in each file name (each g toggles this)

       :[range]s[ubstitute]/pattern
              substitute pattern with an empty string.

       :[range]s[ubstitute]//string/[flags]
              use last pattern from search history.

       :[range]s[ubstitute]
              repeat previous substitution command.

                                                :sync

       :sync [relative path]
              change the other pane to the current pane directory or to some path relative to the
              current directory.  Using macros is allowed.

       :sync! change the other  pane  to  the  current  pane  directory  and  synchronize  cursor
              position.   If current pane displays custom list of files, position before entering
              it is used (current one might not make any sense).

       :sync! [location | cursorpos | localopts | filters | filelist | tree | all]...
              change enumerated properties of the other pane to match corresponding properties of
              the current pane.  Arguments have the following meanings:

                - location - current directory of the pane;

                - cursorpos - cursor position (doesn't make sense without "location");

                - localopts - all local options;

                - filters - all filters;

                - filelist - list of files for custom view (implies "location");

                - tree - tree structure for tree view (implies "location");

                - all - all of the above.

                                                :tabclose

       :tabc[lose]
              close current tab, unless it's the only one open at current scope.

                                                :tabmove

       :tabm[ove] [N]
              without the argument or with `$` as the argument, current tab becomes the last tab.
              With the argument, current tab is moved after the tab with  the  specified  number.
              Argument of `0` moves current tab to the first position.

                                                :tabname

       :tabname [name]
              set, update or reset (when no argument is provided) name of the current tab.

                                                :tabnew

       :tabnew [path]
              create  new  tab.   Accepts  optional path for the new tab.  Macros and environment
              variables are expanded.

                                                :tabnext

       :tabn[ext]
              switch to the next tab (wrapping around).

       :tabn[ext] {n}
              go to the tab number {n}.  Tab numeration starts with 1.

                                                :tabprevious

       :tabp[revious]
              switch to the previous tab (wrapping around).

       :tabp[revious] {n}
              go  to  the  {n}-th  previous  tab.   Note  that  :tabnext  handles  its   argument
              differently.

                                                :touch

       :[line]touch file...
              create  files  at  specified  paths.   Aborts  on  errors.   Doesn't update time of
              existing files.  The [line] can be used to pick node in a  tree-view.   Macros  are
              expanded.

                                                :tr

       :[range]tr/pattern/string/
              for  each file in range transliterate the characters which appear in pattern to the
              corresponding character in string.  When  string  is  shorter  than  pattern,  it's
              padded with its last character.

                                                :trashes

       :trashes
              lists  all  valid  trash  directories in a menu.  Only non-empty and writable trash
              directories are shown.  This is exactly the list of directories  that  are  cleared
              when :empty command is executed.

       :trashes?
              same as :trashes, but also displays size of each trash directory.

                                                :tree

       :tree  turn  pane  into  tree  view  with current directory as its root.  The tree view is
              implemented on top of a custom view, but is automatically kept in  sync  with  file
              system state and considers all the filters.  Thus the structure corresponds to what
              one would see on visiting the directories manually.  As a special  case  for  trees
              built out of custom view file-system tracking isn't performed.

              To  leave  tree  view  go up from its root or use gh at any level of the tree.  Any
              command that changes directory will also do, in particular, `:cd ..`.

              Tree structure is incompatible  with  alternative  representations,  so  values  of
              ´lsview' and 'millerview' options are ignored.

       :tree! toggle current view in and out of tree mode.

                                                :undolist

       :undol[ist]
              display list of latest changes.  Use "!" to see actual commands.

                                                :unlet

       :unl[et][!] $ENV_VAR1 $ENV_VAR2 ...
              remove   environment  variables.  Add  !  to  omit  displaying  of  warnings  about
              nonexistent variables.

                                                :unselect

       :[range]unselect
              unselect files in the given range (current file if no range is given).

       :unselect {pattern}
              unselect  files  that  match  specified  pattern.   Possible  {pattern}  forms  are
              described  in  "Patterns"  section  below.  Trailing slash for directories is taken
              into account, so `:unselect */` unselects directories.

       :unselect !{external command}
              unselect files from the list supplied by external command.  Files  are  matched  by
              full paths, relative paths are converted to absolute ones beforehand.

       :unselect //[iI]
              same as item above, but reuses last search pattern.

                                                :version

       :ve[rsion]
              show menu with version information.

                                                :vifm

       :vifm  same as :version.

                                                :view

       :vie[w]
              toggle on and off the quick file view.  See also 'quickview' option.

       :vie[w]!
              turn on quick file view if it's off.

                                                :volumes

       :volumes
              only for MS-Windows
              display  menu  with volume list.  Hitting l (or Enter) key opens appropriate volume
              in the current pane.

                                                :vsplit

       :vs[plit]
              switch to a two window vertical view.

       :vs[plit]!
              toggle window vertical splitting.

       :vs[plit] path
              split the window vertically to show both file directories.  And changes other  pane
              to path (absolute or relative to current directory of active pane).

                                                :wincmd

       :[count]winc[md] {arg}
              same as running Ctrl-W [count] {arg}.

                                                :windo

       :windo [command...]
              execute command for each pane (same as :winrun % command).

                                                :winrun

       :winrun type [command...]
              execute command for pane(s), which is determined by type argument:
                - ^ - top-left pane
                - $ - bottom-right pane
                - % - all panes
                - . - current pane
                - , - other pane

                                                :write

       :w[rite]
              write vifminfo file.

                                                :wq

       :wq[!] same   as   :quit,   but   !  only  disables  check  of  backgrounded  commands.
              :wqall

       :wqa[ll][!]
              same as :qall, but ! only disables check of backgrounded commands.

                                                :xall

       :xa[ll][!]
              same as :qall.

                                                :xit

       :x[it][!]
              same as :quit.

                                                :yank

       :[range]y[ank] [reg] [count]
              will yank files to the reg register.

                                                :map lhs rhs

       :map lhs rhs
              map lhs key sequence to rhs in normal and visual modes.

       :map! lhs rhs
              map lhs key sequence to rhs in command line mode.

                                              :cmap :dmap :mmap :nmap :qmap :vmap

       :cm[ap] lhs rhs
              map lhs to rhs in command line mode.

       :dm[ap] lhs rhs
              map lhs to rhs in dialog modes.

       :mm[ap] lhs rhs
              map lhs to rhs in menu mode.

       :nm[ap] lhs rhs
              map lhs to rhs in normal mode.

       :qm[ap] lhs rhs
              map lhs to rhs in view mode.

       :vm[ap] lhs rhs
              map lhs to rhs in visual mode.

                                                :*map

       :cm[ap]
              list all maps in command line mode.

       :dm[ap]
              list all maps in dialog modes.

       :mm[ap]
              list all maps in menu mode.

       :nm[ap]
              list all maps in normal mode.

       :qm[ap]
              list all maps in view mode.

       :vm[ap]
              list all maps in visual mode.

                                                :*map beginning

       :cm[ap] beginning
              list all maps in command line mode that start with the beginning.

       :dm[ap] beginning
              list all maps in dialog modes that start with the beginning.

       :mm[ap] beginning
              list all maps in menu mode that start with the beginning.

       :nm[ap] beginning
              list all maps in normal mode that start with the beginning.

       :qm[ap] beginning
              list all maps in view mode that start with the beginning.

       :vm[ap] beginning
              list all maps in visual mode that start with the beginning.

                                                :noremap

       :no[remap] lhs rhs
              map the key sequence lhs to rhs for normal and visual modes, but  disallow  mapping
              of rhs.

       :no[remap]! lhs rhs
              map the key sequence lhs to rhs for command line mode, but disallow mapping of rhs.

                      :cnoremap :dnoremap :mnoremap :nnoremap :qnoremap :vnoremap

       :cno[remap] lhs rhs
              map the key sequence lhs to rhs for command line mode, but disallow mapping of rhs.

       :dn[oremap] lhs rhs
              map the key sequence lhs to rhs for dialog modes, but disallow mapping of rhs.

       :mn[oremap] lhs rhs
              map the key sequence lhs to rhs for menu mode, but disallow mapping of rhs.

       :nn[oremap] lhs rhs
              map the key sequence lhs to rhs for normal mode, but disallow mapping of rhs.

       :qn[oremap] lhs rhs
              map the key sequence lhs to rhs for view mode, but disallow mapping of rhs.

       :vn[oremap] lhs rhs
              map the key sequence lhs to rhs for visual mode, but disallow mapping of rhs.

                                                :unmap

       :unm[ap] lhs
              remove the mapping of lhs from normal and visual modes.

       :unm[ap]! lhs
              remove the mapping of lhs from command line mode.

                                  :cunmap :dunmap :munmap :nunmap :qunmap :vunmap

       :cu[nmap] lhs
              remove the mapping of lhs from command line mode.

       :du[nmap] lhs
              remove the mapping of lhs from dialog modes.

       :mu[nmap] lhs
              remove the mapping of lhs from menu mode.

       :nun[map] lhs
              remove the mapping of lhs from normal mode.

       :qun[map] lhs
              remove the mapping of lhs from view mode.

       :vu[nmap] lhs
              remove the mapping of lhs from visual mode.

Ranges

       The ranges implemented include:
         2,3 - from second to third file in the list (including it)
         % - the entire directory.
         . - the current position in the filelist.
         $ - the end of the filelist.
         't - the mark position t.

       Examples:

         :%delete

       would delete all files in the directory.

         :2,4delete

       would delete the files in the list positions 2 through 4.

         :.,$delete

       would delete the files from the current position to the end of the filelist.

         :3delete4

       would delete the files in the list positions 3, 4, 5, 6.

       If  a  backward  range  is given :4,2delete - an query message is given and user can chose
       what to do next.

       The builtin commands that accept a range are :d[elete] and :y[ank].

Command macros

       The command macros may be used in user commands.

       %a     User arguments.  When user arguments  contain  macros,  they  are  expanded  before
              preforming substitution of %a.

       %c %"c The current file under the cursor.

       %C %"C The current file under the cursor in the other directory.

       %f %"f All of the selected files.

       %F %"F All of the selected files in the other directory list.

       %b %"b Same as %f %F.

       %d %"d Full path to current directory.

       %D %"D Full path to other file list directory.

       %rx %"rx
              Full  paths  to  files  in the register {x}.  In case of invalid symbol in place of
              {x}, it's processed with the rest of the line and default register is used.

       %m     Show command output in a menu.

       %M     Same as %m, but l (or Enter) key is handled like for :locate and :find commands.

       %u     Process command output as list of paths and compose custom view out of it.

       %U     Same as %u, but implies less list updates inside vifm, which is absence of  sorting
              at the moment.

       %Iu    same as %u, but gives up terminal before running external command.

       %IU    same as %U, but gives up terminal before running external command.

       %S     Show command output in the status bar.

       %q     redirect command output to quick view, which is activated if disabled.

       %s     Execute  command  in  split  window  of active terminal multiplexer (ignored if not
              running inside one).

       %n     Forbid using of terminal multiplexer to run the command.

       %i     Completely ignore command output.

       %pc    Marks end of the main command and beginning of  the  clear  command  for  graphical
              preview, which is invoked on closing preview of a file.

       The following dimensions and coordinates are in characters:

       %px    x coordinate of top-left corner of preview area.

       %py    y coordinate of top-left corner of preview area.

       %pw    width of preview area.

       %ph    height of preview area.

       Use %% if you need to put a percent sign in your command.

       Note  that %m, %M, %s, %S, %i, %u and %U macros are mutually exclusive.  Only the last one
       of them on the command will take effect.

       You can use file name modifiers after %c, %C, %f, %F, %b, %d  and  %D  macros.   Supported
       modifiers are:

         - :p           - full path

         - :u            -  UNC name of path (e.g. "\\server" in "\\server\share"), Windows only.
           Expands to current computer name for not UNC paths.

         - :~           - relative to the home directory

         - :.           - relative to current directory

         - :h           - head of the file name

         - :t           - tail of the file name

         - :r           - root of the file name (without last extension)

         - :e           - extension of the file name (last one)

         - :s?pat?sub?  - substitute the first occurrence of pat  with  sub.   You  can  use  any
           character for '?', but it must not occur in pat or sub.

         - :gs?pat?sub? - like :s, but substitutes all occurrences of pat with sub.

       See ':h filename-modifiers' in Vim's documentation for the detailed description.

       Using  %x  means  expand  corresponding  macro  escaping  all characters that have special
       meaning.  And %"x means using of double quotes and escape only backslash and double  quote
       characters, which is more useful on Windows systems.

       Position  and  quantity  (if  there  is  any) of %m, %M, %S or %s macros in the command is
       unimportant.  All their occurrences are removed from the resulting command.

       %c and %f macros are expanded to file names only, when %C and  %F  are  expanded  to  full
       paths.  %f and %F follow this in %b too.

       :com move mv %f %D
              set the :move command to move all of the files selected in the current directory to
              the other directory.

       The %a macro is replaced with any arguments given to an alias command.  All arguments  are
       considered optional.
              :com  lsl  !!ls  -l  %a  -  set the lsl command to execute ls -l with or without an
              argument.

       :lsl<Enter>
              will list the directory contents of the current directory.

       :lsl filename<Enter>
              will list only the given filename.

       The macros can also be used in directly executing commands.  ":!mv %f %D" would  move  the
       current directory selected files to the other directory.

       Appending & to the end of a command causes it to be executed in the background.  Typically
       you want to run two kinds of external commands in the background:

         - GUI applications that doesn't fork thus block vifm (:!sxiv %f &);

         - console tools that do not work with terminal (:!mv %f %D &).

       You don't want to run terminal commands, which require terminal input or output  something
       in  background  because  they  will  mess  up  vifm's  TUI.  Anyway, if you did run such a
       command, you can use Ctrl-L key to update vifm's TUI.

       Rewriting the example command with macros given above with backgrounding:

       %m, %M, %s, %S, %u and %U macros cannot be combined with background  mark  ("  &")  as  it
       doesn't make much sense.

Command backgrounding

       Copy  and  move  operation  can  take  a lot of time to proceed.  That's why vifm supports
       backgrounding of this two operations.  To run :copy,  :move  or  :delete  command  in  the
       background just add " &" at the end of a command.

       For each background operation a new thread is created.  Currently job cannot be stopped or
       paused.

       You can see if command is still running in the :jobs  menu.   Backgrounded  commands  have
       progress instead of process id at the line beginning.

       Background operations cannot be undone.

Cancellation

       Note  that  cancellation  works  somewhat  different  on Windows platform due to different
       mechanism of break signal propagation.  One also might need  to  use  Ctrl-Break  shortcut
       instead of Ctrl-C.

       There are two types of operations that can be cancelled:

         - file system operations;

         - mounting with FUSE (but not unmounting as it can cause loss of data);

         - calls of external applications.

       Note  that  vifm  never  terminates  applications,  it  sends  SIGINT  signal and lets the
       application quit normally.

       When one of set of operations is cancelled (e.g. copying of 5th file of 10 files), further
       operations  are  cancelled  too.   In  this  case  undo history will contain only actually
       performed operations.

       Cancelled operations are indicated by "(cancelled)" suffix appended to information message
       on statusbar.

       File system operations

       Currently  the following commands can be cancelled: :alink, :chmod, :chown, :clone, :copy,
       :delete, :mkdir, :move, :restore, :rlink, :touch.   File  putting  (on  p/P  key)  can  be
       cancelled as well.  It's not hard to see that these are mainly long-running operations.

       Cancelling  commands  when  they  are  repeated  for  undo/redo  operations is allowed for
       convenience, but is not recommended as further undo/redo operations might get  blocked  by
       side-effects of partially cancelled group of operations.

       These commands can't be cancelled: :empty, :rename, :substitute, :tr.

       Mounting with FUSE

       It's not considered to be an error, so only notification on the status bar is shown.

       External application calls

       Each of this operations can be cancelled: :apropos, :find, :grep, :locate.

Patterns

       :highlight,  :filetype,  :filextype,  :fileviewer  commands  and 'classify' option support
       globs, regular expressions and mime types to match file names or their paths.

       There are six possible ways to write a single pattern:

         1. [!]{comma-separated-name-globs}

         2. [!]{{comma-separated-path-globs}}

         3. [!]/name-regular-expression/[iI]

         4. [!]//path-regular-expression//[iI]

         5. [!]<comma-separated-mime-type-globs>

         6. undecorated-pattern

       Flags of regular expressions mean the following:
         - "i" makes filter case insensitive;
         - "I" makes filter case sensitive.  They can be repeated multiple times, but  the  later
       one takes precedence (e.g.  "iiiI" is equivalent to "I" and "IiIi" is the same as "i").

       To combine several patterns (AND them), make sure you're using one of the first five forms
       and write patterns one after another, like this:
         <text/plain>{*.vifm}
       Mind that if you make a mistake the whole string will be treated as the sixth form.

       :filetype, :filextype and :fileviewer commands accept  comma-separated  list  of  patterns
       instead of a single pattern, thus effectively handling OR operation on them:
         <text/plain>{*.vifm},<application/pdf>{*.pdf}

       Five first forms can include leading exclamation mark that negates pattern matching.

       The  last  form  is  implicitly  refers  to  one  of  others.   :highlight does not accept
       undecorated  form,  while  :filetype,  :filextype,  :fileviewer,  :select,  :unselect  and
       'classify' treat it as list of name globs.

       Regular  expression patterns are case insensitive by default, see description of commands,
       which might override default behaviour.

       "Globs" section below provides short overview of globs and some important points that  one
       needs to know about them.

       Mime type matching is essentially globs matching applied to mime type of a file instead of
       its name/path.  Note: mime types aren't detected on Windows.

Globs

       Globs are always case insensitive as it makes sense in general case.

       *, ?, [ and ] are treated as special symbols in the pattern.  E.g.

         :filetype * less %c

       matches all files.  One can use character classes for escaping, so

         :filetype [*] less %c

       matches only one file name, the one which contains only asterisk symbol.

       * means any number of any characters (possibly an empty substring),  with  one  exception:
       asterisk at the pattern beginning doesn't match dot in the first position.  E.g.

         :fileviewer *.zip,*.jar zip -sf %c

       associates using of zip program to preview all files with zip or jar extensions as listing
       of their content.

       ? means any character at this position.  E.g.

         :fileviewer ?.out file %c

       calls file tool for all files which has exactly one character before their extension (e.g.
       a.out, b.out).

       Square  brackets designate character class, which means that whole character class matches
       against any of characters listed in it.  For example

         :fileviewer *.[ch] highlight -O xterm256 -s dante --syntax c %c

       makes vifm call highlight program to colorize source and header files in C language for  a
       256-color terminal.  Equal command would be

         :fileviewer *.c,*.h highlight -O xterm256 -s dante --syntax c %c

       Inside square brackets ^ or ! can be used for symbol class negotiation and the - symbol to
       set a range. ^ and ! should appear right after the opening square bracket.  For example

         :filetype *.[!d]/ inspect_dir

       associates inspect_dir as additional handler for all directories that have  one  character
       extension unless it's "d" letter.  And

         :filetype [0-9].jpg sxiv

       associates  sxiv  picture  viewer  only  for JPEG-files that contain single digit in their
       name.

:set options

       Local options
              These are kind of options that are local to  a  specific  view.   So  you  can  set
              ascending sorting order for left pane and descending order for right pane.

              In addition to being local to views, each such option also has two values:

                - local to current directory (value associated with current location);

                - global to current directory (value associated with the pane).

              The  idea  is  that  current directory can be made a temporary exception to regular
              configuration of the  view,  until  directory  change.   Use  :setlocal  for  that.
              :setglobal  changes view value not affecting settings until directory change.  :set
              applies changes immediately to all values.

       'aproposprg'
              type: string
              default: "apropos %a"
              Specifies format for an external command to be invoked  by  the  :apropos  command.
              The format supports expanding of macros, specific for a particular *prg option, and
              %% sequence for inserting percent sign literally.  This option should  include  the
              %a  macro to specify placement of arguments passed to the :apropos command.  If the
              macro is not used, it will be implicitly added after a space to the value  of  this
              option.

       'autochpos'
              type: boolean
              default: true
              When  disabled  vifm  will  set  cursor to the first line in the view after :cd and
              :pushd commands instead of saved cursor position.  Disabling this  will  also  make
              vifm  clear information about cursor position in the view history on :cd and :pushd
              commands (and on startup if 'autochpos' is disabled in the vifmrc).  l key  in  the
              ":history  ."  and ":trashes" menus are treated like :cd command.  This option also
              affects marks so that navigating to a mark doesn't restore cursor position.

              When this option is enabled, more fine grained  control  over  cursor  position  is
              available via 'histcursor' option.

       'columns' 'co'
              type: integer
              default: terminal width on startup
              Terminal width in characters.

       'caseoptions'
              type: charset
              default: ""
              This  option  gives additional control over case sensitivity by allowing overriding
              default behaviour to either always be case sensitive or always be case insensitive.
              Possible  values form pairs of lower and upper case letters that configure specific
              aspect of behaviour:
                p - always ignore case of paths during completion.
                P - always match case of paths during completion.
                g - always ignore case of characters for f/F/;/,.
                G - always match case of characters for f/F/;/,.

              At most one item of each pair takes affect, if both or more are present,  only  the
              last  one  matters.   When  none  of  pair's elements are present, the behaviour is
              default (depends  on  operating  system  for  path  completion  and  on  values  of
              ´ignorecase' and 'smartcase' options for file navigation).

       'cdpath' 'cd'
              type: string list
              default: value of $CDPATH with commas instead of colons
              Specifies  locations to check on changing directory with relative path that doesn't
              start with "./" or "../".  When non-empty,  current  directory  is  examined  after
              directories listed in the option.

              This option doesn't affect completion of :cd command.

              Example:

                set cdpath=~

              This  way  ":cd bin" will switch to "~/bin" even if directory named "bin" exists in
              current directory, while ":cd ./bin" command will ignore value of 'cdpath'.

       'chaselinks'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              When enabled path of view is always resolved to real path (with all symbolic  links
              expanded).

       'classify'
              type: string list
              default: ":dir:/"
              Specifies  file  name  prefixes  and  suffixes depending on file type or name.  The
              format is either of:
                - [{prefix}]:{filetype}:[{suffix}]
                - [{prefix}]::{pattern}::[{suffix}]
              Possible {pattern} forms are described in "Patterns" section above.

              Priority rules:
                - file name patterns have priority over type patterns
                - file name patterns are matched in left-to-right order of  their  appearance  in
              this option

              Either  {prefix}  or  {suffix} or both can be omitted (which is the default for all
              unspecified file types), this means empty {prefix} and/or {suffix}.   {prefix}  and
              {suffix}  should  consist  of  at most eight characters.  Elements are separated by
              commas.  Neither prefixes nor suffixes are part of file names, so they don't affect
              commands  which  operate  on  file  names in any way.  Comma (',') character can be
              inserted by doubling it.  List of file type names can be found in  the  description
              of filetype() function.

       'confirm' 'cf'
              type: set
              default: delete,permdelete
              Defines which operations require confirmation:
               - delete     - moving files to trash (on d or :delete);
               -  permdelete  -  permanent  deletion  of  files  (on  D or :delete! command or on
              undo/redo operation).

       'cpoptions' 'cpo'
              type: charset
              default: "fst"
              Contains a sequence of single-character flags.   Each  flag  enables  behaviour  of
              older versions of vifm.  Flags:
               -  f  -  when  included, running :filter command results in not inverted (matching
              files are filtered out) and :filter! in inverted (matching files are left)  filter,
              when omitted, meaning of the exclamation mark changes to the opposite;
               -  s  -  when  included,  yy,  dd  and  DD  normal mode commands act on selection,
              otherwise they operate on current file only;
               - t - when included, <tab> (thus <c-i>) behave  as  <space>  and  switches  active
              pane,  otherwise  <tab> and <c-i> go forward in the view history.  It's possible to
              make both <tab> and <c-i> to work as expected by setting up the terminal to emit  a
              custom sequence when <c-i> is pressed; see :histnext for details.

       'cvoptions'
              type: set
              default:
              Specifies  whether  entering/leaving  custom  views  triggers  events that normally
              happen on entering/leaving directories:
               - autocmds    - trigger autocommands on entering/leaving custom views;
               - localopts   - reset local options on entering/leaving custom views;
               - localfilter - reset local filter on entering/leaving custom views.

       'deleteprg'
              type: string
              default: ""
              Specifies program to run on files that are permanently removed.  When empty,  files
              are  removed  as usual, otherwise this command is invoked on each file by appending
              its name.  If the command doesn't remove  files,  they  will  remain  on  the  file
              system.

       'dirsize'
              type: enumeration
              default: size
              Controls  how size of directories is displayed in file views.  The following values
              are possible:
               - size   - size of directory (i.e., size used to store list of files)
               - nitems - number of entries in the directory (excluding . and ..)

              Size obtained via ga/gA overwrites this  setting  so  seeing  count  of  files  and
              occasionally size of directories is possible.

       'dotdirs'
              type: set
              default: nonrootparent
              Controls displaying of dot directories.  The following values are possible:
               - rootparent    - show "../" in root directory of file system
               - nonrootparent - show "../" in non-root directories of file system

              Note  that empty directories always contain "../" entry regardless of value of this
              option.  "../" disappears at the moment at least one file is created.

       'dotfiles'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              Whether dot files are shown in the view.  Can be controlled with z* bindings.

       'fastrun'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              With this option turned on you can run partially entered commands with  unambiguous
              beginning using :! (e.g. :!Te instead of :!Terminal or :!Te<tab>).

       'fillchars' 'fcs'
              type: string list
              default: ""
              Sets characters used to fill borders.

                item         default    used for
                vborder:c    ' '        left, middle and right vertical borders

              If value is omitted, its default value is used.  Example:

                set fillchars=vborder:.

       'findprg'
              type: string
              default: "find %s %a -print , -type d \( ! -readable -o ! -executable \) -prune"
              Specifies  format  for an external command to be invoked by the :find command.  The
              format supports expanding of macros, specific for a particular *prg option, and  %%
              sequence  for  inserting percent sign literally.  This option should include the %s
              macro to specify placement of list of paths to search in and  %a  or  %A  macro  to
              specify  placement of arguments passed to the :find command.  If some of the macros
              are not used, they will be implicitly added after a  space  to  the  value  of  the
              option  in  the  following  order:  %s,  %a.   Note that when neither %a nor %A are
              specified, it's %a which is added implicitly.

              The macros can slightly change their meaning depending on :find command  arguments.
              When  the  first  argument  points  to  an  existing  directory, %s is assigned all
              arguments and %a/%A are left empty.  Otherwise, %s is assigned a dot (".")  meaning
              current  directory  or  list  of  selected  file names, if any.  %a/%A are assigned
              arguments when first argument starts with  a  dash  ("-"),  otherwise  %a  gets  an
              escaped  version  of  arguments,  prepended  by  "-name"  (on *nix) or "-iname" (on
              Windows) predicate.

              %a and %A macros contain almost the same value, the difference is that  %a  can  be
              escaped  and  %A is never escaped.  %A is to be used mainly on Windows, where shell
              escaping is a mess and can break command execution.

              Optional %u or %U macro could be used (if both specified %U  is  chosen)  to  force
              redirection to custom or unsorted custom view respectively.

              Starting  from  Windows Server 2003 a where command is available, one can configure
              vifm to use it in the following way:

                set findprg="where /R %s %A"

              As the syntax of this command is rather limited, one can't use :find  command  with
              selection  of  more  than  one item in this case.  The command looks for files only
              completely ignoring directories.

              When using find port on Windows, another option is to setup 'findprg' like this:

                set findprg="find %s %a"

       'followlinks'
              type: boolean
              default: true
              Follow links on l or Enter.  That  is  navigate  to  destination  file  instead  of
              treating the link as if it were target file.  Doesn't affects links to directories,
              which are always entered (use gf key for directories).

       'fusehome'
              type: string
              default: "($XDG_DATA_HOME/.local/share | $VIFM)/fuse/"
              Directory to be used as a root dir for  FUSE  mounts.   Value  of  the  option  can
              contain environment variables (in form "$envname"), which will be expanded (prepend
              it with a slash to prevent expansion).  The value  should  expand  to  an  absolute
              path.

              If  you  change this option, vifm won't remount anything.  It affects future mounts
              only.  See "Automatic FUSE mounts" section below for more information.

       'gdefault' 'gd'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              When on, 'g' flag is on for :substitute by default.

       'grepprg'
              type: string
              default: "grep -n -H -I -r %i %a %s"
              Specifies format for an external command to be invoked by the :grep  command.   The
              format  supports expanding of macros, specific for a particular *prg option, and %%
              sequence for inserting percent sign literally.  This option should include  the  %i
              macro  to  specify placement of "-v" string when inversion of results is requested,
              %a or %A macro to specify placement of arguments passed to the  :grep  command  and
              the  %s  macro  to specify placement of list of files to search in.  If some of the
              macros are not used, they will be implicitly added after a space to  the  value  of
              the 'grepprg' option in the following order: %i, %a, %s.  Note that when neither %a
              nor %A are specified, it's %a which is added implicitly.

              Optional %u or %U macro could be used (if both specified %U  is  chosen)  to  force
              redirection to custom or unsorted custom view respectively.

              See 'findprg' option for description of difference between %a and %A.

              Example of setup to use ack (http://beyondgrep.com/) instead of grep:

                set grepprg='ack -H -r %i %a %s'

              or The Silver Searcher (https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher):

                set grepprg='ag --line-numbers %i %a %s'

       'histcursor'
              type: set
              default: startup,dirmark,direnter
              Defines situations when cursor should be moved according to directory history:
               - startup  - on loading file lists during startup
               - dirmark  - after navigating to a mark that doesn't specify file
               - direnter - on opening directory from a file list

              This option has no effect when 'autochpos' is disabled.

              Note  that the list is not exhaustive and there are other situations when cursor is
              positioned automatically.

       'history' 'hi'
              type: integer
              default: 15
              Maximum number of stored items in all histories.

       'hlsearch' 'hls'
              type: boolean
              default: true
              Highlight all matches of search pattern.

       'iec'  type: boolean
              default: false
              Use KiB, MiB, ... suffixes instead of K,  M,  ...  when  printing  size  in  human-
              friendly format.

       'ignorecase' 'ic'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              Ignore case in search patterns (:substitute, / and ? commands) and characters after
              f and F commands.  It doesn't affect file filtering.

       'incsearch' 'is'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              When this option is set, search and view update for local filter  is  be  performed
              starting from initial cursor position each time search pattern is changed.

       'iooptions'
              type: set
              default:
              Controls details of file operations.  The following values are available:
               - fastfilecloning - perform fast file cloning (copy-on-write), when available
                                   (available on Linux and btrfs file system).

       'laststatus' 'ls'
              type: boolean
              default: true
              Controls if status bar is visible.

       'lines'
              type: integer
              default: terminal height on startup
              Terminal height in lines.

       'locateprg'
              type: string
              default: "locate %a"
              Specifies format for an external command to be invoked by the :locate command.  The
              format supports expanding of macros, specific for a particular *prg option, and  %%
              sequence  for  inserting percent sign literally.  This option should include the %a
              macro to specify placement of arguments passed to  the  :locate  command.   If  the
              macro  is  not used, it will be implicitly added after a space to the value of this
              option.

              Optional %u or %U macro could be used (if both specified %U  is  chosen)  to  force
              redirection to custom or unsorted custom view respectively.

       'mediaprg'
              type: string
              default: path to bundled script that supports udevil and udisks
              {only for *nix}
              Specifies command to be used to manage media devices.  Used by :media command.

              The command can be passed the following parameters:
               - list           -- list media
               - mount {device} -- mount a device
               - unmount {path} -- unmount given mount point

              The output of `list` subcommand is parsed in search of lines that start with one of
              the following prefixes:
               - device=      - specifies device path (e.g., "/dev/sde")
               - label=       - specifies optional device label (e.g., "Memory card")
               - mount-point= - specifies a mount point (can be absent or appear more than once)

              All other lines are ignored.  Each `device=` starts  a  new  section  describing  a
              device which should include two other possible prefixes.

              `list` subcommand is assumed to always succeed, while error stream and exit code of
              `mount` and `unmount` is taken into account  to  determine  whether  operation  was
              performed successfully.

       'lsoptions'
              type: string list
              default: ""
              scope: local

              Configures ls-like view.

                item          used for
                transposed    filling view grid by columns rather than by lines

       'lsview'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              scope: local
              When  this option is set, directory view will be displayed in multiple columns with
              file names similar to output of `ls -x` command.  See "ls-like view" section  below
              for format description.  This option has no effect if 'millerview' is on.

       'milleroptions'
              type: string list
              default: "lsize:1,csize:1,rsize:1"
              scope: local

              Configures miller view.

                item          default  used for
                lsize:num     0        left column
                csize:num     1        center column (can't be disabled)
                rsize:num     0        right column

              *size  specifies  ratios  of columns.  Each ratio is in the range from 0 to 100 and
              values are adjusted to fit the limits.  Zero disables a column, but central  (main)
              column can't be disabled.

              Example of two-column mode which is useful in combination with :view command:

                set milleroptions=lsize:1,csize:2

       'millerview'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              scope: local
              When  this  option  is  set, directory view will be displayed in multiple cascading
              columns.  Ignores 'lsview'.

       'mintimeoutlen'
              type: integer
              default: 150
              The fracture of 'timeoutlen' in milliseconds  that  is  waited  between  subsequent
              input  polls, which affects various asynchronous operations (detecting changes made
              by external applications, monitoring background jobs, redrawing UI).  There are  no
              strict  guarantees,  however the higher this value is, the less is CPU load in idle
              mode.

       'number' 'nu'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              scope: local
              Print line number in front of each file name when 'lsview' option  is  turned  off.
              Use 'numberwidth' to control width of line number.  Also see 'relativenumber'.

       'numberwidth' 'nuw'
              type: integer
              default: 4
              scope: local
              Minimal number of characters for line number field.

       'previewprg'
              type: string
              default: ""
              scope: local

              External  command to be used instead of preview programs configured via :fileviewer
              command.

              Example:

                " always show git log in preview of files inside some repository
                au DirEnter '~/git-repo/**/*' setl previewprg='git log --color -- %c 2>&1'

       'quickview'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              Whether quick view (:view) is currently active or not.

       'relativenumber' 'rnu'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              scope: local
              Print relative line number in front of each  file  name  when  'lsview'  option  is
              turned   off.   Use  'numberwidth'  to  control  width  of  line  number.   Various
              combinations of 'number' and 'relativenumber' lead to such results:

                                      nonumber               number

                  norelativenumber   | first                |   1 first
                                     | second               |   2 second
                                     | third                |   3 third

                    relativenumber   |   1 first            |   1 first
                                     |   0 second           |2    second
                                     |   1 third            |   1 third

       'rulerformat' 'ruf'
              type: string
              default: "%l/%S "
              Determines the content of the ruler.  Its minimal width is 13 characters  and  it's
              right aligned.  Following macros are supported:
               %=  - separation point between left and right aligned halves of the line
               %l  - file number
               %L  - total number of files in view (including filtered out ones)
               %x  - number of files excluded by filters
               %0- - old name for %x macro
               %S  - number of displayed files
               %=  - separation point between left and right align items
               %%  - percent sign
               %[  - designates beginning of an optional block
               %]  - designates end of an optional block

              Percent  sign  can  be  followed  by  optional minimum field width.  Add '-' before
              minimum field width if you want field to be right aligned.

              Example:

                set rulerformat='%2l-%S%[ +%x%]'

       'runexec'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              Run executable file on Enter or l.

       'scrollbind' 'scb'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              When this option is set, vifm will try to keep difference of scrolling positions of
              two windows constant.

       'scrolloff' 'so'
              type: integer
              default: 0
              Minimal  number  of  screen  lines to keep above and below the cursor.  If you want
              cursor line to always be in the middle of the view (except at the beginning or  end
              of the file list), set this option to some large value (e.g. 999).

       'shell' 'sh'
              type: string
              default: $SHELL or "/bin/sh" or "cmd" (on MS-Windows)
              Full  path  to the shell to use to run external commands.  On *nix a shell argument
              can be supplied.

       'shortmess' 'shm'
              type: charset
              default: "p"
              Contains a sequence of single-character flags.  Each  flag  enables  shortening  of
              some message displayed by vifm in the TUI.  Flags:
               -  M  - shorten titles in windows of terminal multiplexers created by vifm down to
              file name instead of using full path.
               - T - truncate status-bar messages in the middle if they are too long  to  fit  on
              the command line.  "..." will appear in the middle.
               - p - use tilde shortening in view titles.

       'showtabline' 'stal'
              type: enumeration
              default: multiple
              Specifies when tab line should be displayed.  Possible values:
               - never    - never display tab line
               - multiple - show tab line only when there are at least two tabs
               - always   - display tab line always

              Alternatively  0,  1  and  2  Vim-like  values  are also accepted and correspond to
              "never", "multiple" and "always" respectively.

       'sizefmt'
              type: string list
              default: "units:iec"
              Configures the way size is formatted in human-friendly way.

                  item          value         meaning
                  units:        iec           Use 1024 byte units (K or KiB, etc.).
                                              See 'iec' option.
                                si            Use 1000 byte units (KB, etc.).
                  precision:    i > 0         How many fraction digits to consider.
                                {not set}     Precision of 1 for integer part < 10,
                                              0 otherwise (provides old behaviour).

              Numbers are rounded from zero.  Trailing zeros are dropped.

              Example:

                set sizefmt=units:iec,precision:2

       'slowfs'
              type: string list
              default: ""
              only for *nix
              A list of mounter fs name beginnings (first column in /etc/mtab or /proc/mounts) or
              paths  prefixes  for fs/directories that work too slow for you.  This option can be
              used to stop vifm from making some requests to particular  kinds  of  file  systems
              that  can  slow  down file browsing.  Currently this means don't check if directory
              has changed, skip check if target of symbolic links exists, assume that link target
              located on slow fs to be a directory (allows entering directories and navigating to
              files via gf).  If you set the  option  to  "*",  it  means  all  the  systems  are
              considered  slow  (useful  for  cygwin, where all the checks might render vifm very
              slow if there are network mounts).

              Example for autofs root /mnt/autofs:

                set slowfs+=/mnt/autofs

       'smartcase' 'scs'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              Overrides the ignorecase option if the search pattern contains at least  one  upper
              case  character.   Only  used when ignorecase option is enabled.  It doesn't affect
              file filtering.

       'sort' type: string list
              default: +name on *nix and +iname on Windows
              scope: local
              Sets list of sorting keys (first item is primary  key,  second  is  secondary  key,
              etc.):
                 [+-]ext     - extension of files and directories
                 [+-]fileext - extension of files only
                 [+-]name    - name (including extension)
                 [+-]iname   - name (including extension, ignores case)
                 [+-]type    - file type (dir/reg/exe/link/char/block/sock/fifo)
                 [+-]dir     - directory grouping (directory < file)
                 [+-]gid     - group id (*nix only)
                 [+-]gname   - group name (*nix only)
                 [+-]mode    - file type derived from its mode (*nix only)
                 [+-]perms   - permissions string (*nix only)
                 [+-]uid     - owner id (*nix only)
                 [+-]uname   - owner name (*nix only)
                 [+-]nlinks  - number of hard links (*nix only)
                 [+-]inode   - inode number (*nix only)
                 [+-]size    - size
                 [+-]nitems  - number of items in a directory (zero for files)
                 [+-]groups  - groups extracted via regexps from 'sortgroups'
                 [+-]target  - symbolic link target (empty for other file types)
                 [+-]atime   - time accessed (e.g. read, executed)
                 [+-]ctime   - time changed (changes in metadata, e.g. mode)
                 [+-]mtime   - time modified (when file contents is changed)

              Note: look for st_atime, st_ctime and st_mtime in "man 2 stat" for more information
              on time keys.

              '+' means ascending sort for this key, and '-' means descending sort.

              "dir" key is somewhat similar in this regard but it's added implicitly: when  "dir"
              is  not  specified, sorting behaves as if it was the first key in the list.  That's
              why if one wants sorting algorithm to mix directories and files,  "dir"  should  be
              appended to sorting option, for example like this:

                set sort+=dir

              or

                set sort=-size,dir

              Value  of the option is checked to include dir key and default sorting key (name on
              *nix, iname on Windows).  Here is what happens if one of them is missing:

                - type key is added at the beginning;

                - default key is added at the end;

              all other keys are left untouched (at most they are moved).

              This option also changes view columns according to primary sorting key set,  unless
              'viewcolumns' option is not empty.

       'sortnumbers'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              scope: local
              Natural sort of (version) numbers within text.

       'sortgroups'
              type: string
              default: ""
              scope: local
              Sets  comma-separated  list of regular expressions to use for group sorting, double
              comma is literal comma.  Each expression should contain at least one group  or  its
              value  will  be  considered  to  be always empty.  Only first match of each regular
              expression is considered.  Groups are considered from right  to  first  similar  to
              'sort',  first group divides list of files into sub-groups, each of which is sorted
              by the second group and so on.

              Example:
                set sortgroups=-(done|todo).*
              this would put files with "-done" in their names above all files with "-todo".

       'sortorder'
              type: enumeration
              default: ascending
              Sets sort order for primary key: ascending, descending.

       'statusline' 'stl'
              type: string
              default: ""
              Determines the content of the status line  (the  line  right  above  command-line).
              Empty string means use same format like in previous versions.  Following macros are
              supported:

              - %t - file name (considering value of the 'classify' option)

              - %T - symbolic link target (empty for other filetypes)

              - %f - file name relative to current directory (considers 'classify')

              - %A - file attributes (permissions on *nix or properties on  Windows)  %u  -  user
                name or uid (if it cannot be resolved)

              - %g - group name or gid (if it cannot be resolved)

              - %s - file size in human readable format

              - %E  -  size  of selected files in human readable format, same as %s when no files
                are selected, except that it will never show size of ../ in visual mode, since it
                cannot be selected

              - %d - file modification date (uses 'timefmt' option)

              - %D - path of the other pane for single-pane layout

              - %a - amount of free space available at current partition

              - %z - short tips/tricks/hints that chosen randomly after one minute period

              - %{<expr>} - evaluate arbitrary vifm expression '<expr>', e.g. '&sort'

              - %*  -  resets or applies one of User1..User9 highlight groups; reset happens when
                width field is 0 or not specified, one of groups gets picked when width field  is
                in the range from 1 to 9

              - all 'rulerformat' macros

              Percent  sign  can  be  followed  by  optional minimum field width.  Add '-' before
              minimum field width if you want field to be right aligned.

              On Windows file properties include the following flags (upper case  means  flag  is
              on):
               A - archive
               H - hidden
               I - content isn't indexed
               R - readonly
               S - system
               C - compressed
               D - directory
               E - encrypted
               P - reparse point (e.g. symbolic link)
               Z - sparse file

              Example without colors:

                set statusline="  %t%= %A %10u:%-7g %15s %20d %{&sort} "

              Example with colors:

               highlight User1 ctermbg=yellow
               highlight User2 ctermbg=blue ctermfg=white cterm=bold
               set statusline="%1* %-26t %2* %= %1* %A %2* %7u:%-7g %1* %-5s %2* %d "

       'suggestoptions'
              type: string list
              default:
              Controls  when,  for  what and how suggestions are displayed.  The following values
              are available:
               - normal          - in normal mode;
               - visual          - in visual mode;
               - view            - in view mode;
               - otherpane       - use other pane to display suggestions, when available;
               - delay[:num]     - display suggestions after a small delay (to do  not  annoy  if
              you  just  want to type a fast shortcut consisting of multiple keys), num specifies
              the delay in ms (500 by default), 'timeoutlen' at most;
               - keys            - include shortcuts (commands and selectors);
               - foldsubkeys     - fold multiple keys with common prefix;
               - marks           - include marks;
               - registers[:num] - include registers, at most num files (5 by default).

       'syncregs'
              type: string
              default:
              Specifies identifier of group of instances that share registers between each other.
              When  several  instances  of  vifm  have  this  option set to identical value, they
              automatically synchronize contents of their registers on operations which use them.

       'syscalls'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              When disabled, vifm will rely  on  external  applications  to  perform  file-system
              operations,  otherwise  system  calls  are  used  instead (much faster and supports
              progress tracking).  The option should eventually  be  removed.   Mostly  *nix-like
              systems are affected.

       'tabscope'
              type: enumeration
              default: global
              Picks style of tabs, which defines what a single tab contains.  Possible values:
               - global - tab describes complete UI of two views and how they are arranged
               - pane   - tab is located "inside" a pane and manages it and quick view

       'tabstop' 'ts'
              type: integer
              default: value from curses library
              Number of spaces that a Tab in the file counts for.

       'timefmt'
              type: string
              default: "%m/%d %H:%M"
              Format of time in file list.  See "man 1 date" or "man 3 strftime" for details.

       'timeoutlen' 'tm'
              type: integer
              default: 1000
              The  time  in milliseconds that is waited for a mapped key in case of already typed
              key sequence is ambiguous.

       'title'
              type: boolean
              default: true when title can be restored, false otherwise
              When enabled title of the terminal or  terminal  multiplexer's  window  is  updated
              according to current location.

       'trash'
              type: boolean
              default: true
              Use trash directory.  See "Trash directory" section below.

       'trashdir'
              type: string
              default: on *nix:
                 "%r/.vifm-Trash-%u,$VIFM/Trash,%r/.vifm-Trash"
                 or if $VIFM/Trash doesn't exist
                 "%r/.vifm-Trash-%u,$XDG_DATA_HOME/vifm/Trash,%r/.vifm-Trash"
                       on Windows:
                 "%r/.vifm-Trash,$XDG_DATA_HOME/vifm/Trash"
              List of trash directory path specifications, separated with commas.  Each list item
              either defines an absolute path to trash directory or a path relative  to  a  mount
              point  root  when  list element starts with "%r/".  Value of the option can contain
              environment variables (of form "$envname"), which will be expanded (prepend $  with
              a  slash to prevent expansion).  Environment variables are expanded when the option
              is set.

              On *nix, if element ends with "%u", the mark is replaced  with  real  user  ID  and
              permissions are set so that only that only owner is able to use it.
              Note  that  even  this  setup is not completely secure when combined with "%r/" and
              it's overall safer to keep files in  home  directory,  but  that  implies  cost  of
              copying files between partitions.

              When  new  file gets cut (deleted) vifm traverses each element of the option in the
              order of their appearance and uses first trash directory that it was able to create
              or that is already writable.

              Default  value  tries  to  use  trash  directory  per mount point and falls back to
              ~/.vifm/Trash on failure.

              Will attempt to create the directory if it does not exist.  See  "Trash  directory"
              section below.

       'tuioptions' 'to'
              type: charset
              default: "ps"
              Each flag configures some aspect of TUI appearance.  The flags are:
              p - when included:
                *  file  list  inside a pane gets additional single character padding on left and
              right sides;
                * quick view and view mode get single character padding.
              s - when included, left and right borders (side borders, hence "s"  character)  are
              visible.
              u - use Unicode characters in the TUI (Unicode ellipsis instead of "...").

       'undolevels' 'ul'
              type: integer
              default: 100
              Maximum number of changes that can be undone.  Note that here single file operation
              is used as a unit, not operation, i.e. deletion of 101 files  will  exceed  default
              limit.

       'vicmd'
              type: string
              default: "vim"
              The actual command used to start vi.  Ampersand sign at the end (regardless whether
              it's preceded by space or not) means backgrounding of command.

              Background flag is ignored in certain context where vifm waits for  the  editor  to
              finish.   Such  contexts  include  any command that spawns editor to change list of
              file names or a command, with :rename being one example.  `-f` is also appended  to
              prevent forking in such cases, so the command needs to handle the flag.

              Additionally  `+{num}` and `+'call cursor()'` arguments are used to position cursor
              when location is known.

       'viewcolumns'
              type: string
              default: ""
              scope: local
              Format string containing list of columns in the view.  When this option  is  empty,
              view  columns to show are chosen automatically using sorting keys (see 'sort') as a
              base.  Value of this option is ignored if  'lsview'  is  set.   See  "Column  view"
              section below for format description.

              An example of setting the options for both panes (note :windo command):

                windo set viewcolumns=-{name}..,6{size},11{perms}

       'vixcmd'
              type: string
              default: value of 'vicmd'
              Same as 'vicmd', but takes precedence over it when running in X.

       'vifminfo'
              type: set
              default: bookmarks,bmarks
              Controls what will be saved in the $VIFM/vifminfo file.

                 bmarks    - named bookmarks
                 bookmarks - marks, except special ones like '< and '>
                 tui       - state of the user interface (sorting, number of windows, quick
                             view state, active view)
                 dhistory  - directory history
                 state     - file name and dot filters and terminal multiplexers integration
                             state
                 cs        - primary color scheme
                 savedirs  - save last visited directory (requires dhistory)
                 chistory  - command line history
                 shistory  - search history (/ and ? commands)
                 phistory  - prompt history
                 fhistory  - history of local filter (see description of the "=" normal mode
                             command)
                 dirstack  - directory stack overwrites previous stack, unless stack of
                             current session is empty
                 registers - registers content
                 options   - all options that can be set with the :set command (obsolete)
                 filetypes - associated programs and viewers (obsolete)
                 commands  - user defined commands (see :command description) (obsolete)

       'vimhelp'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              Use vim help format.

       'wildmenu' 'wmnu'
              type: boolean
              default: false
              Controls  whether  possible  matches  of completion will be shown above the command
              line.

       'wildstyle'
              type: enumeration
              default: bar
              Picks presentation style of wild menu.  Possible values:
               - bar   - one-line with left-to-right cursor
               - popup - multi-line with top-to-bottom cursor

       'wordchars'
              type: string list
              default: "1-8,14-31,33-255" (that is all non-whitespace characters)
              Specifies which characters in command-line mode should be considered as part  of  a
              word.  Value of the option is comma-separated list of ranges.  If both endpoints of
              a range match, single endpoint is enough (e.g. "a" = "a-a").   Both  endpoints  are
              inclusive.   There  are two accepted forms: character representing itself or number
              encoding character according to ASCII  table.   In  case  of  ambiguous  characters
              (dash, comma, digit) use numeric form.  Accepted characters are in the range from 0
              to 255.  Any Unicode character with code greater than 255 is considered to be  part
              of a word.

              The  option  affects Alt-D, Alt-B and Alt-F, but not Ctrl-W.  This is intentionally
              to allow two use cases:

               - Moving by WORDS and deletion by words.
               - Moving by words and deletion by WORDS.

              To get the latter use the following mapping:

                cnoremap <c-w> <a-b><a-d>

              Also used for abbreviations.

       'wrap' type: boolean
              default: true
              Controls whether to wrap text in quick view.

       'wrapscan' 'ws'
              type: boolean
              default: true
              Searches wrap around end of the list.

Mappings

       Map arguments

       LHS of mappings can be preceded by arguments which take the form of special sequences:

       <silent>
              Postpone UI updates until RHS is completely processed.

       <wait> In case of builtin mapping causing conflict for a user-defined mapping  (e.g.,  `t`
              builtin to a partially typed `ta` user-defined mapping), ignore the builtin mapping
              and wait for input indefinitely as opposed to default behaviour of  triggering  the
              builtin mapping after a delay defined by 'timeoutlen'.  Example:

                nnoremap <wait> tw :set wrap!<cr>
                nnoremap <wait> tn :set number!<cr>
                nnoremap <wait> tr :set relativenumber!<cr>

       Special sequences

       Since  it's  not easy to enter special characters there are several special sequences that
       can be used in place of them.  They are:

       <cr>   Enter key.

       <esc>  Escape key.

       <space>
              Space key.

       <lt>   Less-than character (<).

       <nop>  provides a way to disable a mapping (by mapping it to <nop>).

       <bs>   Backspace key (see key conflict description below).

       <tab> <s-tab>
              Tabulation and Shift+Tabulation keys.

       <home> <end>
              Home/End.

       <left> <right> <up> <down>
              Arrow keys.

       <pageup> <pagedown>
              PageUp/PageDown.

       <del> <delete>
              Delete key.  <del> and <delete> mean different codes, but <delete> is more common.

       <insert>
              Insert key.

       <c-a>,<c-b>,...,<c-z>,<c-[>,<c->,<c-]>,<c-^>,<c-_>
              Control + some key (see key conflict description below).

       <c-@>  only for *nix
              Control + Space.

       <a-a>,<a-b>,...,<a-z>
              <m-a>,<m-b>,...,<m-z> Alt + some key.

       <a-c-a>,<a-c-b>,...,<a-c-z>
              <m-c-a>,<m-c-b>,...,<m-c-z> only for *nix
              Alt + Ctrl + some key.

       <f0> - <f63>
              Functional keys.

       <c-f1> - <c-f12>
              only for MS-Windows
              functional keys with Control key pressed.

       <a-f1> - <a-f12>
              only for MS-Windows
              functional keys with Alt key pressed.

       <s-f1> - <s-f12>
              only for MS-Windows
              functional keys with Shift key pressed.

       Note that due to the way terminals process their input, several  keyboard  keys  might  be
       mapped to single key code, for example:

         - <cr> and <c-m>;

         - <tab> and <c-i>;

         - <c-h> and <bs>;

         - etc.

       Most  of  the  time they are defined consistently and don't cause surprises, but <c-h> and
       <bs> are treated differently in different environments (although they match each other all
       the time), that's why they correspond to different keys in vifm.  As a consequence, if you
       map <c-h> or <bs> be sure to repeat the mapping with the other one so that it works in all
       environments.   Alternatively,  provide  your  mapping  in  one  form  and  add one of the
       following:

         " if mappings with <c-h> in the LHS work
         map <c-h> <bs>
         " if mappings with <bs> in the LHS work
         map <bs> <c-h>

       Whitespace

       vifm removes whitespace characters at the beginning and end of commands.  That's  why  you
       may want to use <space> at the end of rhs in mappings.  For example:

         cmap <f1> man<space>

       will put "man " in line when you hit the <f1> key in the command line mode.

Expression syntax

       Supported expressions is a subset of what VimL provides.

       Expression syntax summary, from least to most significant:

       expr1      expr2
                  expr2 || expr2 ..       logical OR

       expr2      expr3
                  expr3 && expr3 ..       logical AND

       expr3      expr4
                  expr4 == expr4          equal
                  expr4 != expr4          not equal
                  expr4 >  expr4          greater than
                  expr4 >= expr4          greater than or equal
                  expr4 <  expr4          smaller than
                  expr4 <= expr4          smaller than or equal

       expr4      expr5
                  expr5 + expr5 ..        number addition
                  expr5 - expr5 ..        number subtraction

       expr5      expr6
                  expr6 . expr6 ..        string concatenation

       expr6      expr7
                  - expr6                 unary minus
                  + expr6                 unary plus
                  ! expr6                 logical NOT

       expr7      number                  number constant
                  "string"                string constant, \ is special
                  'string'                string constant, ' is doubled
                  &option                 option value
                  $VAR                    environment variable
                  v:var                   builtin variable
                  function(expr1, ...)    function call
                  (expr1)                 nested expression

       ".." indicates that the operations in this level can be concatenated.

       expr1
       -----
       expr2 || expr2

       Arguments are converted to numbers before evaluation.

       Result is non-zero if at least one of arguments is non-zero.

       It's  right  associative  and with short-circuiting, so sub-expressions are evaluated from
       left to right until result of whole expression is determined (i.e., until first  non-zero)
       or end of the expression.

       expr2
       -----
       expr3 && expr3

       Arguments are converted to numbers before evaluation.

       Result is non-zero only if both arguments are non-zero.

       It's  right  associative  and with short-circuiting, so sub-expressions are evaluated from
       left to right until result of whole expression is determined (i.e., until first  zero)  or
       end of the expression.

       expr3
       -----
       expr4 {cmp} expr4

       Compare  two  expr4  expressions,  resulting  in  a  0 if it evaluates to false or 1 if it
       evaluates to true.

       equal                   ==
       not equal               !=
       greater than            >
       greater than or equal   >=
       smaller than            <
       smaller than or equal   <=

       Examples:

         'a' ==  'a'         == 1
         'a' >   'b'         == 1
         'a' ==  'b'         == 0
         '2' >   'b'         == 0
          2  >   'b'         == 1
          2  >   '1b'        == 1
          2  >   '9b'        == 0
         -1  == -'1'         == 1
          0  ==  '--1'       == 1

       expr4
       -----
       expr5 + expr5 ..     number addition expr5 - expr5 ..     number subtraction

       Examples:

         1 + 3 - 3          == 1
         1 + '2'            == 3

       expr5
       -----
       expr6 . expr6 ..     string concatenation

       Examples:

         'a' . 'b'           == 'ab'
         'aaa' . '' . 'c'    == 'aaac'

       expr6
       -----

       - expr6              unary minus
       + expr6              unary plus
       ! expr6              logical NOT

       For '-' the sign of the number is changed.
       For '+' the number is unchanged.
       For '!' non-zero becomes zero, zero becomes one.

       A String will be converted to a Number first.

       These operations can be repeated and mixed.  Examples:

          --9                == 9
         ---9                == -9
          -+9                == 9
          !-9                == 0
          !''                == 1
         !'x'                == 0
          !!9                == 1

       expr7
       -----

       number               number constant
       -----

       Decimal number.  Examples:

         0                   == 0
         0000                == 0
         01                  == 1
         123                 == 123
         10000               == 10000

       string
       ------
       "string"             string constant

       Note that double quotes are used.

       A string constant accepts these special characters:
         \b      backspace <bs>
         \e      escape <esc>
         \n      newline
         \r      return <cr>
         \t      tab <tab>
         \\      backslash
         \"      double quote

       Examples:

         "\"Hello,\tWorld!\""
         "Hi,\nthere!"

       literal-string
       --------------
       'string'             string constant

       Note that single quotes are used.

       This string is taken as it is.  No backslashes are removed or have a special meaning.  The
       only exception is that two quotes stand for one quote.

       Examples:

         'All\slashes\are\saved.'
         'This string contains doubled single quotes ''here'''

       option
       ------
       &option                 option  value  (local  one  is  preferred,  if  exists)  &g:option
       global option value &l:option             local option value

       Examples:

         echo 'Terminal size: '.&columns.'x'.&lines
         if &columns > 100

       Any valid option name can be used here (note that "all" in ":set all" is a pseudo option).
       See ":set options" section above.

       environment variable
       --------------------
       $VAR                  environment variable

       The  String  value  of any environment variable.  When it is not defined, the result is an
       empty string.

       Examples:

         'This is my $PATH env: ' . $PATH
         'vifmrc at ' . $MYVIFMRC . ' is used.'

       builtin variable
       --------------------
       v:var                 builtin variable

       Information exposed by vifm for use in scripting.

       v:count
         count passed to : command, 0 by default.  Can be used in mappings to pass
         count to a different command.
       v:count1
         same as v:count, but 1 by default.
       v:servername
         See below.

       function call
       -------------
       function(expr1, ...)  function call

       See "Functions" section below.

       Examples:

         "'" . filetype('.') . "'"
         filetype('.') == 'reg'

       expression nesting
       ------------------
       (expr1)               nested expression

       Groups any other expression of arbitrary complexity enforcing order in which operators are
       applied.

Functions

       USAGE                 RESULT      DESCRIPTION

       chooseopt({opt})      String      Queries choose parameters passed on startup.
       executable({expr})    Integer     Checks whether {expr} command available.
       expand({expr})        String      Expands special keywords in {expr}.
       filetype({fnum} [, {resolve}])
                             String      Returns file type from position.
       fnameescape({expr})   String      Escapes {expr} for use in a :command.
       getpanetype()         String      Returns type of current pane.
       has({property})       Integer     Checks whether instance has {property}.
       layoutis({type})      Integer     Checks whether layout is of type {type}.
       paneisat({loc})       Integer     Checks whether current pane is at {loc}.
       system({command})     String      Executes shell command and returns its output.
       tabpagenr([{arg}])    Integer     Returns number of current or last tab.
       term({command})       String      Like system(), but for interactive commands.

       chooseopt({opt})

       Retrieves values of options related to file choosing.  {opt} can be one of:
           files      returns argument of --choose-files or empty string
           dir        returns argument of --choose-dir or empty string
           cmd        returns argument of --on-choose or empty string
           delimiter  returns argument of --delimiter or the default one (\n)

       executable({expr})

       If  {expr} is absolute or relative path, checks whether path destination exists and refers
       to an executable, otherwise checks whether command named {expr} is present in  directories
       listed  in  $PATH.   Checks for various executable extensions on Windows.  Returns boolean
       value describing result of the check.

       Example:

         " use custom default viewer script if it's available and installed
         " in predefined system directory, otherwise try to find it elsewhere
         if executable('/usr/local/bin/defviewer')
             fileview * /usr/local/bin/defviewer %c
         else
             if executable('defviewer')
                 fileview * defviewer %c
             endif
         endif

       expand({expr})

       Expands environment variables and macros in {expr} just like it's  done  for  command-line
       commands.  Returns a string.  See "Command macros" section above.

       Examples:

         " percent sign
         :echo expand('%%')
         " the last part of directory name of the other pane
         :echo expand('%D:t')
         " $PATH environment variable (same as `:echo $PATH`)
         :echo expand('$PATH')

       filetype({fnum}[,{resolve}])

       The result is a string, which represents file type and is one of the list:
           exe     executables
           reg     regular files
           link    symbolic links
           broken  broken symbolic links (appears only when resolving)
           dir     directories
           char    character devices
           block   block devices
           fifo    pipes
           sock    *nix domain sockets
           ?       unknown file type (should not normally appear)

       The result can also be an empty string in case of invalid argument.

       Parameter {fnum} can have following values:
           - '.' to get type of file under the cursor in the active pane
           - numerical value base 1 to get type of file on specified line number

       Optional  parameter {resolve} is treated as a boolean and specifies whether symbolic links
       should be resolved.

       fnameescape({expr})

       Escapes parameter to make it suitable for use as an  argument  of  a  :command.   List  of
       escaped characters includes %, which is doubled.

       Usage example:

         " navigate to most recently modified file in current directory
         execute 'goto' fnameescape(system('ls -t | head -1'))

       getpanetype()

       Retrieves string describing type of current pane.  Possible return values:
           regular      regular file listing of some directory
           custom       custom file list (%u)
           very-custom  very custom file list (%U)
           tree         tree view

       has({property})

       Allows  examining internal parameters from scripts to e.g. figure out environment in which
       application is running.  Returns 1 if property is true/present, otherwise 0  is  returned.
       Currently the following properties are supported (anything else will yield 0):
           unix  runs in *nix-like environment (including Cygwin)
           win   runs on Windows

       Usage example:

         " skip user/group on Windows
         if !has('win')
             let $RIGHTS = '%10u:%-7g '
         endif

         execute 'set' 'statusline="  %t%= %A '.$RIGHTS.'%15E %20d  "'

       layoutis({type})

       Checks whether current interface layout is {type} or not, where {type} can be:
           only    single-pane mode
           split   double-pane mode (either vertical or horizon split)
           vsplit  vertical split (left and right panes)
           hsplit  horizontal split (top and bottom panes)

       Usage example:

         " automatically split vertically before enabling preview
         :nnoremap w :if layoutis('only') | vsplit | endif | view!<cr>

       paneisat({loc})

       Checks  whether  position  of  active  pane in current layout matches one of the following
       locations:
           top     pane reaches top border
           bottom  pane reaches bottom border
           left    pane reaches left border
           right   pane reaches right border

       system({command})

       Runs the command in shell and returns its output  (joined  standard  output  and  standard
       error  streams).   All trailing newline characters are stripped to allow easy appending to
       command output.  Ctrl-C should interrupt the command.

       Use this function  to  consume  output  of  external  commands  that  don't  require  user
       interaction  and term() for interactive commands that make use of terminal and are capable
       of handling stream redirection.

       Usage example:

         " command to enter .git/ directory of git-repository (when ran inside one)
         command! cdgit :execute 'cd' system('git rev-parse --git-dir')

       tabpagenr([{arg}])

       When called without arguments returns number of current tab page base one.

       When called with "$" as an argument returns number of the last tab page base one, which is
       the same as number of tabs.

       term({command})

       Same  as  system()  function,  but  user interface is shutdown during the execution of the
       command, which makes sure that external interactive  applications  won't  affect  the  way
       terminal is used by vifm.

       Usage example:

         " command to change directory by picking it via fzf
         command! fzfcd :execute 'cd' "'".term('find -type d | fzf 2> /dev/tty')."'"

Menus and dialogs

       When  navigating  to some path from a menu there is a difference in end location depending
       on whether path has trailing slash or not.  Files normally don't have trailing slashes  so
       "file/"  won't  work  and  one can only navigate to a file anyway.  On the other hand with
       directories there are two options: navigate to a directory or inside of it.  To allow both
       use cases, the first one is used on paths like "dir" and the second one for "dir/".

       Commands

       :range navigate to a menu line.

       :exi[t][!] :q[uit][!] :x[it][!]
              leave menu mode.

       :noh[lsearch]
              reset search match highlighting.

       :w[rite] {dest}
              write all menu lines into file specified by {dest}.

       General

       j, Ctrl-N - move down.
       k, Ctrl-P - move up.
       Enter, l - select and exit the menu.
       Ctrl-L - redraw the menu.

       Escape, Ctrl-C, ZZ, ZQ, q - quit.

       In all menus

       The following set of keys has the same meaning as in normal mode.

       Ctrl-B, Ctrl-F
       Ctrl-D, Ctrl-U
       Ctrl-E, Ctrl-Y
       /, ?
       n, N
       [count]G, [count]gg
       H, M, L
       zb, zt, zz

       zh - scroll menu items [count] characters to the right.
       zl - scroll menu items [count] characters to the left.
       zH - scroll menu items half of screen width characters to the right.
       zL - scroll menu items half of screen width characters to the left.

       :  -  enter  command  line  mode  for  menus  (currently only :exi[t], :q[uit], :x[it] and
       :{range} are supported).

       b - interpret content of the menu as list of paths and use it to  create  custom  view  in
       place of previously active pane.  See "Custom views" section below.
       B - same as above, but creates unsorted view.

       v  -  load menu content into quickfix list of the editor (Vim compatible by assumption) or
       if list doesn't have separators after file names (colons) open each line as a file name.

       Below is description of additional commands and reaction on selection in  some  menus  and
       dialogs.

       Apropos menu

       Selecting  menu  item  runs  man  on a given topic.  Menu won't be closed automatically to
       allow view several pages one by one.

       Command-line mode abbreviations menu

       Type dd on an abbreviation to remove it.

       c leaves menu preserving file selection and inserts right-hand side  of  selected  command
       into command-line.

       Color scheme menu

       Selecting  name  of a color scheme applies it the same way as if ":colorscheme <name>" was
       executed on the command-line.

       Commands menu

       Selecting command executes it with empty arguments (%a).

       dd on a command to remove.

       Marks menu

       Selecting mark navigates to it.

       dd on a mark to remove it.

       Bookmarks menu

       Selecting a bookmark navigates to it.

       Type dd on a bookmark to remove it.

       gf and e also work to make it more convenient to bookmark files.

       Trash (:lstrash) menu

       r on a file name to restore it from trash.

       dd deletes file under the cursor.

       Trashes menu

       dd empties selected trash in background.

       Directory history and Trashes menus

       Selecting directory name will change directory of the current view as if :cd  command  was
       used.

       Directory stack menu

       Selecting  directory  name  will rotate stack to put selected directory pair at the top of
       the stack.

       Filetype menu

       Commands from vifmrc or typed  in  command-line  are  displayed  above  empty  line.   All
       commands below empty line are from .desktop files.

       c leaves menu preserving file selection and inserts command after :! in command-line mode.

       Grep, find, locate, bookmarks and user menu with navigation (%M macro)

       gf  - navigate previously active view to currently selected item.  Leaves menu mode except
       for grep menu.  Pressing Enter key has the same effect.

       e - open selected path in the editor, stays in menu mode.

       c - leave menu preserving file selection and insert file name  after  :!  in  command-line
       mode.

       User menu without navigation (%m macro)

       c  leaves  menu  preserving file selection and inserts whole line after :! in command-line
       mode.

       Grep menu

       Selecting file (via Enter or l key) opens it in  editor  set  by  'vicmd'  at  given  line
       number.  Menu won't be closed automatically to allow viewing more than one result.

       See above for "gf" and "e" keys description.

       Command-line history menu

       Selecting an item executes it as command-line command, search query or local filter.

       c  leaves menu preserving file selection and inserts line into command-line of appropriate
       kind.

       Volumes menu

       Selecting a drive navigates previously active pane to the root of that drive.

       Fileinfo dialog

       Enter, q - close dialog

       Sort dialog

       h, Space - switch ascending/descending.
       q - close dialog

       One shortcut per sorting key (see the dialog).

       Attributes (permissions or properties) dialog

       h, Space - check/uncheck.
       q - close dialog

       Item states:

       - * - checked flag.

       - X - means that it has different value for files in selection.

       - d (*nix only) - (only for execute flags) means u-x+X, g-x+X or o-x+X  argument  for  the
         chmod program.  If you're not on OS X and want to remove execute permission bit from all
         files, but preserve it for directories, set all execute flags  to  'd'  and  check  'Set
         Recursively' flag.

       Jobs menu

       dd requests cancellation of job under cursor.  The job won't be removed from the list, but
       marked as being cancelled (if cancellation was successfully requested).   A  message  will
       pop  up if the job has already stopped.  Note that on Windows cancelling external programs
       like this might not work, because their parent shell doesn't have any windows.

       e key displays errors of selected job if any were collected.  They are displayed in a  new
       menu, but you can get back to jobs menu by pressing h.

       Undolist menu

       r - reset undo position to group under the cursor.

       Media menu

       r - reload the list.

       m - mount/unmount device (cursor should be positioned on lines under device information).

Custom views

       Definition

       Normally  file  views  contain  list  of files from a single directory, but sometimes it's
       useful to populate them with list of files that do not belong to the same directory, which
       is what custom views are for.

       Presentation

       Custom  views  are  still related to directory they were in before custom list was loaded.
       Path to that directory (original directory) can be seen in the title of a custom view.

       Files in same directory have to be named differently, this doesn't hold for  custom  views
       thus  seeing  just  file  names might be rather confusing.  In order to give an idea where
       files come from and when possible, relative paths to original directory  of  the  view  is
       displayed, otherwise full path is used instead.

       Custom views normally don't contain any inexistent files.

       Navigation

       Custom views have some differences related to navigation in regular views.

       gf - acts similar to gf on symbolic links and navigates to the file at its real
            location.

       h - go to closes parent node in tree view, otherwise return to the original directory.

       gh - return to the original directory.

       Opening ".." entry also causes return to the original directory.

       History

       Custom  list exists only while it's visible, once left one can't return to it, so there is
       no appearances of it in any history.

       Filters

       Only local filter affects content of the view.  This is  intentional,  presumably  if  one
       loads  list,  precisely  that list should be displayed (except for inexistent paths, which
       are ignored).

       Search

       Although directory names are visible in listing, they are not searchable.  Only file names
       are  taken  into  account  (might  be changed in future, searching whole lines seems quite
       reasonable).

       Sorting

       Contrary to search sorting by name works on whole visible part of file path.

       Highlight

       Whole file name is highlighted as one entity, even if there are directory elements.

       Updates

       Reloads can occur, though they are not  automatic  due  to  files  being  scattered  among
       different  places.   On  a reload, inexistent files are removed and meta-data of all other
       files is updated.

       Once custom view forgets about the file, it won't add it back even if it's created  again.
       So not seeing file previously affected by an operation, which was undone is normal.

       Operations

       All   operations   that   add   files  are  forbidden  for  custom  views.   For  example,
       moving/copying/putting files into a custom view doesn't work, because it doesn't make much
       sense.

       On  the  other hand, operations that use files of a custom view as a source (e.g. yanking,
       copying, moving file from custom view, deletion) and operations that modify names are  all
       allowed.

Compare views

       Kinds

       :compare can produce four different results depending on arguments:
        - single compare view (ofone and either listall or listdups);
        - single custom view (ofone and listunique);
        - two compare views (ofboth and either listall or listdups);
        - two custom views (ofboth and listunique).

       The  first two display files of one file system tree.  Here duplicates are files that have
       at least one copy in the same tree.  The other two kinds of operation compare  two  trees,
       in which duplicates are files that are found in both trees.

       Lists  of  unique files are presented in custom views because there is no file grouping to
       preserve as all file ids are guaranteed to be distinct.

       Creation

       Arguments passed to :compare form  four  categories  each  with  its  own  prefix  and  is
       responsible for particular property of operation.

       Which files to compare:
        - ofboth - compares files of two panes against each other;
        - ofone  - compares files of the same directory.

       How files are compared:
        - byname     - by their name only;
        - bysize     - only by their size;
        - bycontents - by combination of size and hash of file contents.

       Which files to display:
        - listall    - all files;
        - listunique - unique files only;
        - listdups   - only duplicated files.

       How results are grouped (has no effect if "ofone" specified):
        - groupids   - files considered identical are always adjacent in output;
        -  grouppaths  -  file  system  ordering  is  preferred  (this  also  enables  displaying
       identically named files as mismatches).

       Which files to omit:
        - skipempty - ignore empty files.

       Each argument can appear multiple times, the rightmost one of  the  group  is  considered.
       Arguments alter default behaviour instead of substituting it.

       Examples

       The  defaults  corresponds  to probably the most common use case of comparing files in two
       trees with grouping by paths, so the following are equivalent:

         :compare
         :compare bycontents grouppaths
         :compare bycontents listall ofboth grouppaths

       Another use case is to find duplicates in the current sub-tree:

         :compare listdups ofone

       The following command lists files that are unique to each pane:

         :compare listunique

       Look

       The view can't switch to ls-like view as it's unable to display diff-like data.

       Comparison views have second column displaying id of the file,  files  with  same  id  are
       considered to be equal.  The view columns configuration is predefined.

       Behaviour

       When  two views are being compared against each other the following changes to the regular
       behaviour apply:
        - views are scrolled synchronously (as if 'scrollbind' was set);
        - views' cursors are synchronized;
        - local filtering is disabled (its results wouldn't be meaningful);
        - zd excludes groups of adjacent identical files, 1zd gives usual behaviour;
        - sorting is permanently disabled (ordering is fixed);
        - removed files hide their counter pairs;
        - exiting one of the views terminates the other immediately;
        - renaming  files  isn't  blocked,  but  isn't  taken  into  account  and  might  require
       regeneration of comparison;
        -  entries  which indicate absence of equivalent file have empty names and can be matched
       as such;
        - when unique files of both views are listed custom views can be empty, this  absence  of
       unique files is stated clearly.

       One compare view has similar properties (those that are applicable for single pane).

       Files are gathered in this way:
        - recursively starting at current location of the view;
        - dot files are excluded if view hides them at the moment of comparison;
        - directories are not taken into account;
        - symbolic links to directories are ignored.

Startup

       On  startup  vifm determines several variables that are used during the session.  They are
       determined in the order they appear below.

       On *nix systems $HOME is normally present and used as is.  On Windows systems  vifm  tries
       to find correct home directory in the following order:
        - $HOME variable;
        - $USERPROFILE variable (on Windows only);
        - a combination of $HOMEDRIVE and $HOMEPATH variables (on Windows only).

       vifm tries to find correct configuration directory by checking the following places:
        - $VIFM variable;
        - parent directory of the executable file (on Windows only);
        - $HOME/.vifm directory;
        - $APPDATA/Vifm directory (on Windows only);
        - $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/vifm directory;
        - $HOME/.config/vifm directory.

       vifm tries to find correct configuration file by checking the following places:
        - $MYVIFMRC variable;
        - vifmrc in parent directory of the executable file (on Windows only);
        - $VIFM/vifmrc file.

Configure

       See "Startup" section above for the explanations on $VIFM and $MYVIFMRC.

       The  vifmrc  file  contains commands that will be executed on vifm startup.  There are two
       such files: global and local.  Global one is at  {prefix}/etc/vifm/vifmrc,  see  $MYVIFMRC
       variable description for the search algorithm used to find local vifmrc.  Global vifmrc is
       loaded before the local one, so that  the  later  one  can  redefine  anything  configured
       globally.

       Use  vifmrc  to set settings, mappings, filetypes etc.  To use multi line commands precede
       each next line with a slash (whitespace before slash is ignored, but all spaces at the end
       of the lines are saved).  For example:

         set
             \smartcase

       equals "setsmartcase".  When

         set<space here>
             \ smartcase

       equals "set  smartcase".

       The  $VIFM/vifminfo file contains session settings.  You may edit it by hand to change the
       settings, but it's not recommended to do that, edit vifmrc instead.  You can control  what
       settings  will be saved in vifminfo by setting 'vifminfo' option.  Vifm always writes this
       file on exit unless 'vifminfo' option is empty.  Marks,  bookmarks,  commands,  histories,
       filetypes, fileviewers and registers in the file are merged with vifm configuration (which
       has bigger priority).

       Generally, runtime configuration has bigger priority during merging, but  there  are  some
       exceptions:

         - directory  stack  stored in the file is not overwritten unless something is changed in
           vifm session that performs merge;

         - each mark or bookmark is  marked  with  a  timestamp,  so  that  newer  value  is  not
           overwritten by older one, thus no matter from where it comes, the newer one wins.

       The $VIFM/scripts directory can contain shell scripts.  vifm modifies its PATH environment
       variable to let user run those scripts without specifying full path.   All  subdirectories
       of  the $VIFM/scripts will be added to PATH too.  Script in a subdirectory overlaps script
       with the same name in all its parent directories.

       The  $VIFM/colors/  and  {prefix}/etc/vifm/colors/  directories  contain  color   schemes.
       Available  color  schemes  are  searched  in  that  order,  so on name conflict the one in
       $VIFM/colors/ wins.

       Each color scheme should have ".vifm" extension.  This wasn't the case before and for this
       reason the following rules apply during lookup:

         - if there is no file with .vifm extension, all regular files are listed;

         - otherwise  only  files  with  .vifm  extension  are  listed  (with the extension being
           truncated).

Automatic FUSE mounts

       vifm has a builtin support of automated FUSE file system mounts.  It is implemented  using
       file  associations  mechanism.   To  enable automated mounts, one needs to use a specially
       formatted program line in filetype or  filextype  commands.   Currently  two  formats  are
       supported:

       1)  FUSE_MOUNT This format should be used in case when all information needed for mounting
       all files of a particular type is the same.  E.g. mounting of tar files don't require  any
       file specific options.

       Format line:
         FUSE_MOUNT|mounter %SOURCE_FILE %DESTINATION_DIR [%FOREGROUND]

       Example filetype command:

         :filetype FUSE_MOUNT|fuse-zip %SOURCE_FILE %DESTINATION_DIR

       2) FUSE_MOUNT2 This format allows one to use specially formatted files to perform mounting
       and is useful for mounting remotes, for example remote file systems over ftp or ssh.

       Format line:
         FUSE_MOUNT2|mounter %PARAM %DESTINATION_DIR [%FOREGROUND]

       Example filetype command:

         :filetype FUSE_MOUNT2|sshfs %PARAM %DESTINATION_DIR

       Example file content:

         root@127.0.0.1:/

       All % macros are expanded by vifm at runtime and have the following meaning:
         - %SOURCE_FILE is replaced by full path to selected file;
         - %DESTINATION_DIR is replaced by full path to mount directory, which is created by vifm
       basing on the value of 'fusehome' option;
         -  %PARAM value is filled from the first line of file (whole line), though in the future
       it can be changed to whole file content;
         - %FOREGROUND means that you want to run mount command as a regular command (required to
       be able to provide input for communication with mounter in interactive way).

       %FOREGROUND  is  an  optional  macro.   Other macros are not mandatory, but mount commands
       likely won't work without them.

       %CLEAR is obsolete name of %FOREGROUND, which is still supported, but might be removed  in
       future.  Its use is discouraged.

       The mounted FUSE file systems will be automatically unmounted in two cases:

         - when vifm quits (with ZZ, :q, etc. or when killed by signal);

         - when  you explicitly leave mount point going up to its parent directory (with h, Enter
           on "../" or ":cd ..") and other pane is  not  in  the  same  directory  or  its  child
           directories.

View look

       vifm supports displaying of file list view in two different ways:

         - in  a  table  mode,  when  multiple columns can be set using 'viewcolumns' option (see
           "Column view" section below for details);

         - in a multicolumn list manner which looks almost like `ls -x` command output (see  "ls-
           like view" section below for details).

       The  look  is  local  for  each  view  and can be chosen by changing value of the 'lsview'
       boolean option.

       Depending on view look some of keys change their meaning  to  allow  more  natural  cursor
       moving.  This concerns mainly h, j, k, l and other similar navigation keys.

       Also some of options can be ignored if they don't affect view displaying in selected look.
       For example value of 'viewcolumns' when 'lsview' is set.

ls-like view

       When this view look is enabled by setting 'lsview' option on, vifm will display  files  in
       multiple  columns.   Number  of  columns  depends  on  the length of the longest file name
       present in current directory of the view.  Whole file list is  automatically  reflowed  on
       directory change, terminal or view resize.

       View looks close to output of `ls -x` command, so files are listed left to right in rows.

       In this mode file manipulation commands (e.g. d) don't work line-wise like they do in Vim,
       since such operations would be uncommon for file manipulation tasks.  Thus,  for  example,
       dd will remove only current file.

       By default the view is filled by lines, 'lsoptions' can be used to get filling by columns.

       Note that tree-view and compare view inhibit ls-like view.

Column view

       View columns are described by a comma-separated list of column descriptions, each of which
       has the following format
           [ '-' ] [ fw ( [ '.' tw ] | '%' ) ] '{' type '}' '.'{0,3}
       where fw stands for full width and tw stands for text width.

       So it basically consists of four parts:
        1. Optional alignment specifier
        2. Optional width specifier
        3. Mandatory column name
        4. Optional cropping specifier

       Alignment specifier

       It's an optional minus or asterisk sign as the first symbol of the string.

       Specifies type of text alignment within a column.  Three types are supported:

       - left align

           set viewcolumns=-{name}

       - right align (default)

           set viewcolumns={name}

       - dynamic align

         It's like left alignment, but when the text is bigger than the column, the alignment  is
         made at the right (so the part of the field is always visible).

           set viewcolumns=*{name}

       Width specifier

       It's  a  number followed by a percent sign, two numbers (second one should be less than or
       equal to the first one) separated with a dot or a single number.

       Specifies column width and its units. There are three size types:

       - absolute size - column width is specified in characters

           set viewcolumns=-100{name},20.15{ext}

         results in two columns with lengths  of  100  and  20  and  a  reserved  space  of  five
         characters on the left of second column.

       - relative (percent) size - column width is specified in percents of view width

           set viewcolumns=-80%{name},15%{ext},5%{mtime}

         results in three columns with lengths of 80/100, 15/100 and 5/100 of view width.

       - auto size (default) - column width is automatically determined

           set viewcolumns=-{name},{ext},{mtime}

         results  in  three  columns  with  length  of  one third of view width. There is no size
         adjustment to content, since it will slow down rendering.

       Columns of different sizing types can be freely mixed in one view. Though  sometimes  some
       of  columns  can be seen partly or be completely invisible if there is not enough space to
       display them.

       Column name

       This is just a sort key surrounded with curly braces or {root}, e.g.

         {name},{ext},{mtime}

       {name} and {iname} keys are the same and present both for consistency with 'sort' option.

       Following keys don't have corresponding sorting keys:

         - {root} - display name without extension (as a complement for {ext})

       Empty curly braces ({}) are replaced with the default secondary column  for  primary  sort
       key. So after the next command view will be displayed almost as if 'viewcolumns' is empty,
       but adding ellipsis for long file names:

         set viewcolumns=-{name}..,6{}.

       Cropping specifier

       It's from one to three dots after closing curly brace in column format.

       Specifies type of text truncation if it doesn't fit in the column.  Currently three  types
       are supported:

         - truncation - text is truncated

             set viewcolumns=-{name}.

           results in truncation of names that are too long too fit in the view.

         - adding of ellipsis - ellipsis on the left or right are added when needed

             set viewcolumns=-{name}..

           results in that ellipsis are added at the end of too long file names.

         - none (default) - text can pass column boundaries

             set viewcolumns=-{name}...,{ext}

           results in that long file names can partially be written on the ext column.

Color schemes

       The color schemes in vifm can be applied in two different ways:

         - as the primary color scheme;

         - as local to a pane color scheme.

       Both types are set using :colorscheme command, but of different forms:

         - :colorscheme color_scheme_name - for the primary color scheme;

         - :colorscheme color_scheme_name directory - for local color schemes.

       Look of different parts of the TUI (Text User Interface) is determined in this way:

         - Border,  TabLine,  TabLineSel,  TopLineSel,  TopLine,  CmdLine,  ErrorMsg, StatusLine,
           JobLine, SuggestBox and WildMenu are always determined by the primary color scheme;

         - CurrLine, Selected, Directory, Link, BrokenLink,  Socket,  Device,  Executable,  Fifo,
           CmpMismatch,  Win and AuxWin are determined by primary color scheme and a set of local
           color schemes, which can be empty.

       There might be a set of local color schemes because  they  are  structured  hierarchically
       according  to  file  system  structure.  For  example,  having the following piece of file
       system:

         ~
         `-- bin
            |
            `-- my

       Two color schemes:

         # ~/.vifm/colors/for_bin
         highlight Win cterm=none ctermfg=white ctermbg=red
         highlight CurrLine cterm=none ctermfg=red ctermbg=black

         # ~/.vifm/colors/for_bin_my
         highlight CurrLine cterm=none ctermfg=green ctermbg=black

       And these three commands in the vifmrc file:

         colorscheme Default
         colorscheme for_bin ~/bin
         colorscheme for_bin_my ~/bin/my

       File list will look in the following way for each level:

       - ~/ - Default color scheme
         black background
         cursor with blue background

       - ~/bin/ - mix of Default and for_bin color schemes
         red background
         cursor with black background and red foreground

       - ~/bin/my/ - mix of Default, for_bin and for_bin_my color schemes
         red background
         cursor with black background and green foreground

Trash directory

       vifm has support of trash directory, which is used as temporary storage for deleted  files
       or  files  that were cut.  Using trash is controlled by the 'trash' option, and exact path
       to the trash can be set with 'trashdir' option.  Trash directory in vifm differs from  the
       system-wide one by default, because of possible incompatibilities of storing deleted files
       among different file managers.  But one can set 'trashdir'  to  "~/.local/share/Trash"  to
       use a "standard" trash directory.

       There are two scenarios of using trash in vifm:

         1. As  a  place for storing files that were cut by "d" and may be inserted to some other
            place in file system.

         2. As a storage of files, that are deleted but not purged yet.

       The first scenario uses deletion ("d") operations to put files  to  trash  and  put  ("p")
       operations to restore files from trash directory.  Note that such operations move files to
       and from trash directory,  which  can  be  long  term  operations  in  case  of  different
       partitions or remote drives mounted locally.

       The second scenario uses deletion ("d") operations for moving files to trash directory and
       :empty command-line command to purge all previously deleted files.

       Deletion and put operations depend on  registers,  which  can  point  to  files  in  trash
       directory.   Normally,  there are no nonexistent files in registers, but vifm doesn't keep
       track of modifications under trash directory, so one shouldn't expect value  of  registers
       to  be  absolutely correct if trash directory was modified not by operation that are meant
       for it.  But this won't lead to any issues with operations, since they ignore  nonexistent
       files.

Client-Server

       vifm  supports  remote  execution  of  command-line  mode  commands,  remote  changing  of
       directories and expression evaluation.  This is possible using --remote and  --remote-expr
       command-line arguments.

       To  execute  a command remotely combine --remote argument with -c <command> or +<command>.
       For example:

         vifm --remote -c 'cd /'
         vifm --remote '+cd /'

       To change directory not using command-line mode commands one can specify paths right after
       --remote argument, like this:

         vifm --remote /
         vifm --remote ~
         vifm --remote /usr/bin /tmp

       Evaluating expression remotely might be useful to query information about an instance, for
       example its location:

         vifm --remote-expr 'expand("%d")'

       If there are several running instances, the target can  be  specified  with  --server-name
       option (otherwise, the first one lexicographically is used):

         vifm --server-name work --remote ~/work/project

       List  of names of running instances can be obtained via --server-list option.  Name of the
       current one is available via v:servername.

       v:servername
              server name of the running  vifm  instance.   Empty  if  client-server  feature  is
              disabled.

Plugin

       Plugin for using vifm in vim as a file selector.

       Commands:

         :EditVifm   select a file or files to open in the current buffer.
         :SplitVifm  split buffer and select a file or files to open.
         :VsplitVifm vertically split buffer and select a file or files to open.
         :DiffVifm   select a file or files to compare to the current file with
                     :vert diffsplit.
         :TabVifm    select a file or files to open in tabs.

       Each  command  accepts  up to two arguments: left pane directory and right pane directory.
       After arguments are checked, vifm process is spawned in a special "file-picker" mode.   To
       pick  files  just  open  them  either  by pressing l, i or Enter keys, or by running :edit
       command.  If no files are selected, file under  the  cursor  is  opened,  otherwise  whole
       selection is passed to the plugin and opened in vim.

       The  plugin  have only two settings.  It's a string variable named g:vifm_term to let user
       specify command to run GUI terminal.  By default it's equal to 'xterm  -e'.   And  another
       string  variable  named  g:vifm_exec, which equals "vifm" by default and specifies path to
       vifm's executable.  To pass arguments to vifm use  g:vifm_exec_args,  which  is  empty  by
       default.

       To use the plugin copy the vifm.vim file to either the system wide vim/plugin directory or
       into ~/.vim/plugin.

       If you would prefer not to use the plugin and it is in the system  wide  plugin  directory
       add

       let loaded_vifm=1

       to your ~/.vimrc file.

Reserved

       The following command names are reserved and shouldn't be used for user commands.

         g[lobal]
         v[global]

ENVIRONMENT

       VIFM   Points to main configuration directory (usually ~/.vifm/).

       MYVIFMRC
              Points to main configuration file (usually ~/.vifm/vifmrc).

       These  environment variables are valid inside vifm and also can be used to configure it by
       setting some of them before running vifm.

       When $MYVIFMRC isn't set, it's made as $VIFM/vifmrc (exception for Windows: vifmrc in  the
       same directory as vifm.exe has higher priority than $VIFM/vifmrc).

       See "Startup" section above for more details.

       VIFM_FUSE_FILE
              On  execution  of  external  commands this variable is set to the full path of file
              used to initiate FUSE mount of the closes mount point from current  pane  directory
              up.  It's not set when outside FUSE mount point.  When vifm is used inside terminal
              multiplexer, it tries to set this variable as well (it doesn't work this way on its
              own).

SEE ALSO

       vifm-convert-dircolors(1), vifm-pause(1)

       Website: https://vifm.info/
       Wiki: https://wiki.vifm.info/

       Esperanto translation of the documentation by Sebastian Cyprych:
       http://cyprych.neostrada.pl/tekstoj/komputiloj/vifm-help.eo.html

AUTHOR

       Vifm was written by ksteen <ksteen@users.sourceforge.net>
       And currently is developed by xaizek <xaizek@posteo.net>