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This is a prerelease version of Vifm.



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This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

Vifm is a ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings, which also borrows some useful ideas from mutt. If you use vi, vifm gives you complete keyboard control over your files without having to learn a new set of commands.

To install Vifm, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vifm --version 0.9.0-beta --pre

To upgrade Vifm, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vifm --version 0.9.0-beta --pre


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsPath   = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'vifm'
      url            = ''
      url64bit       = ''
      checksum       = '7723C9F14697893246880CF0E9D44D89A07D46C38ABBC71AE5DA8CDA9CAB213E'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksum64     = '3304D31FC4617C6999D1AD215039621883FC0FD6F080B17137DE7D14C930EB4B'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
      unzipLocation  = $toolsPath
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    # exclude generate shim(s)
    $ignoreWinHelper = 'win_helper.exe.ignore'
    if ((Get-ProcessorBits 64) -and ($env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne 'true')) {
        $zipName = [System.IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($packageArgs.url64bit)
        $zipName = [System.IO.Path]::GetFileNameWithoutExtension($packageArgs.url)
    New-Item "${toolsPath}\${zipName}\${ignoreWinHelper}" -type file -force | Out-Null

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Ken Steen


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Vifm 0.9.0 590 Sunday, June 18, 2017 approved
Vifm 0.9.0-beta 209 Tuesday, June 6, 2017 exempted
Vifm 0.8.2 322 Monday, February 20, 2017 approved
vifm file manager 0.7.7 749 Thursday, September 18, 2014  
vifm file manager 0.7.6 393 Wednesday, January 15, 2014  

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