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:file_folder: Powerful file explorer implemented by Vim script

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A powerful file explorer implemented in Vim script


vimfiler is a powerful file explorer (filer) written in Vim script.


To start vimfiler, run this command:


If you set g:vimfiler_as_default_explorer to 1, vimfiler will be used as the default explorer (instead of netrw.)

:let g:vimfiler_as_default_explorer = 1

vimfiler depends on unite.vim.

Please install unite.vim 3.0 or later before you install vimfiler.

Note: To use vimfiler with files larger than 2 GB, vimfiler requires Vim to have Lua support (|if_lua|).


Common operations

Vimfiler standard operations

Explorer feature (similar to NERDTree)

Vimfiler explorer

Dark theme

Vimfiler dark theme another dark theme

What are some of the advantages vimfiler offers compared to other file explorers?

  • Integration with unite
  • Integration with vimshell
  • External sources (for example, unite-ssh)
  • vimfiler is highly customizable.
  • Many options (see |vimfiler-options|)
  • Fast (if your version of Vim has |if_lua| enabled)
  • Column customization
  • Support for more than one screen
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  • Vim script
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