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How does one create a symbolic link in vifm? The documentation and help file mention no word of it.

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I have this in my .vifm/vifmrc:

COMMAND=ln=!ln -s %d/%f %D

this way when you call :ln, a link of the selected file is made in the other directory (if you are in split view). it even works with multiple files selected with visual (v) or tag (t).

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this is great; thank you. – moo Apr 23 '10 at 19:56

I don't think there is a specific command, but you can execute any command using:

:! <command>

such as:

:! ln -s /media/usb usb
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well that's unfortunate. – moo Feb 26 '10 at 17:17

For vifm version 0.8 you can add in .vifm/vifmrc: command ln ln -s %d/%f %D Then you can call :ln, push Enter and symbolic link(s) of the file or directory under cursor (or selected files or directories) will be created to the other window directory.

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