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TobiSGD 04-22-2012 02:29 PM

Searching for a GUI file-manager with vim-like keybindings
 
I like to have vim-like keybindings for as much software as possible on my systems. This is easy to achieve with my WM (wmii), my browser (Firefox+Pentadactyl) and of course the editor (vim itself).
What I still need is a good file-manager with a vim-like concept.
I am aware of Ranger and vifm, but ncurses based file-managers have a (for me) big downside: no graphical preview of pictures, PDFs, movies, whatever.

So I am searching for a GUI file-manager that is capable of doing previews and has vim keybindings, or a plugin for a file-manager like Thunar or Konqueror that enables those key-bindings.

Does anybody know of something like that?

John VV 04-22-2012 09:20 PM

gvim

there was a old firefox hack
Vimperator
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...on/vimperator/

or how about emacs

craigevil 04-22-2012 09:40 PM

Might give Ranger a try.
Quote:

Description-en: File manager with an ncurses frontend written in Python
Ranger is a free console file manager that gives you greater flexibility and a
good overview of your files without having to leave your *nix console. It
visualizes the directory tree in two dimensions: the directory hierarchy on
one, lists of files on the other, with a preview to the right so you know
where you'll be going.
.
The default keys are similar to those of Vim, Emacs and Midnight Commander,
though Ranger is easily controllable with just the arrow keys or the mouse.
.
The program is written in Python and uses curses for the text-based user
interface.
Homepage: http://ranger.nongnu.org/

TobiSGD 04-23-2012 03:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John VV (Post 4660291)
gvim

there was a old firefox hack
Vimperator
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...on/vimperator/

or how about emacs

I use already vim and the Pentadactyl plugin for Firefox, which is a fork of Vimperator. What I am searching for is a GUI file-manager with vim like keybindings.

Quote:

Originally Posted by craigevil
Might give Ranger a try.

I already tried that, but as I stated in my OP, it lacks a (for me) essential feature, like any other ncurses based file-manager: graphical preview of pictures, PDFs, movies, ... . Therefore I am searching for a GUI alternative or a plugin for one of the common file-managers.


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