xaizek / vifm (License: GPLv2+) (since 2018-12-07)
Vifm is a file manager with curses interface, which provides Vi[m]-like environment for managing objects within file systems, extended with some useful ideas from mutt.
vifm v0.9.1 beta ----------------
This version adds to the list of ways for viewing files by introducing
miller columns view and transposed ls-like view (table view).  Other
developments are related to integration between builtin features as well as
with external applications.

The beta stage will last about two weeks.  In case any serious bugs are found
during this period, another beta version might be released.

Main changes:
 - introduced file view mode known as miller columns or cascading lists;
 - added ability to transpose ls-like view to make it fill by columns;
 - more natural behaviour of movement keys in ls-like view;
 - new `--remote-expr` command-line option can be used to query state of
   running instances;
 - extended retry/ignore/abort query to all file operations;
 - more control over highlight groups via `:highlight` suitable for
   interactive changes;
 - mostly eliminated the need for repeating ga/gA commands through automatic
   size recalculation.

More detailed list of changes.

File operations:
 - added retry/ignore/abort prompt for file copying and directory/file/symlink
   creation when 'syscalls' is on (thanks to einhander);
 - better detection of write errors on file copying.  The error was reported,
   but it wasn't treated as a hard error in a specific case related to caching.

Command-line mode:
 - added :histnext/:histprev commands, which are analogous to Ctrl-I/Ctrl-O
   (patch by Dmitry Frank, a.k.a. dimonomid);
 - added ability to remove filename-specific highlighting rules with
   `:highlight clear {pattern}` (thanks to aleksejrs);
 - changed :filter command to accept pattern (//, ////, {} or {{}}) (thanks to
 - made :siblnext and :siblprev commands respect dot and name filters;
 - made :siblnext and :siblprev accept [count] range (thanks to filterfalse);
 - made :tree pick up list of files from custom view (thanks to filterfalse);
 - made :highlight update file-specific group on exact match of the pattern
   instead of appending new rule (thanks to aleksejrs);
 - remove empty directories which are specified in 'trashdir' with %r and/or %u
   automatically on :empty (thanks to Marcin Kurczewski, a.k.a. rr-).

:set command and options:
 - added "inode" sorting key, which sorts entries by inode number (thanks to
 - added 'millerview' option that enables cascading columns interface for the
   view (thanks to sudo-nice);
 - added 'milleroptions' option that configures miller view;
 - added 'lsoptions' option that allows to get transposed grid in ls-like view
   (thanks to Dmitry Frank, a.k.a. dimonomid);
 - added 'previewprg' option, which can be used to override :fileviewer commands
   either temporarily or permanently (thanks to svenn71);
 - added {root} key to 'viewcolumns' option (complements {ext}) (thanks to Oleg
   Gordienko, a.k.a. gordio);
 - added "u" flag to the 'tuioptions' option.  It enables use of Unicode
   characters in the TUI (Unicode ellipsis instead of "...") (thanks to Oleg
   Gordienko, a.k.a. gordio);
 - added "foldsubkeys" value to the 'suggestoptions' option.  It folds multiple
   suggestions with common prefix into one entry (thanks to AndreaHasani).

Normal and visual modes:
 - added [r/]r/[R/]R normal mode shortcuts that map to :siblprev and :siblnext
   with and without wrapping correspondingly (thanks to filterfalse);
 - do not go to start of line on Ctrl-U/Ctrl-D/Ctrl-F/Ctrl-B/G in ls-like view;
 - H/M/L keys in ls-like view now account for columns;
 - instead of invalidating directory size previously calculated via ga/gA on
   detecting changes in the directory recalculate its size and propagate update
   through its parents (thanks to filterfalse).

 - added %x macro to 'rulerformat' (and thus to 'statusline') as a new name for
   %-, which conflicts with alignment specification and requires explicit width
   specifier (%0-) (thanks to Marcos Cruz).

 - added term() builtin function, which differs from system() only by its
   ability to run interactive applications without confusing vifm's interactions
   with the terminal (thanks to Dmitry Frank, a.k.a. dimonomid);
 - added v:count and v:count1 builtin variables.  They are assigned to count
   passed to : command;
 - don't trigger DirEnter event with previous directory on startup when list of
   files is specified on stdin (thanks to filterfalse).

 - added `--remote-expr` command-line option, which gives ability to query state
   of an instance (thanks to Marcin Kurczewski, a.k.a. rr-).

 - added completion of filename-specific highlight groups for :highlight

Color schemes:
 - added AuxWin highlight group for highlighting auxiliary parts of windows.

TUI (Text User Interface):
 - extend width of the cursor in ls-like view to the width of the cell (thanks
   to Dmitry Frank, a.k.a. dimonomid);
 - indicate preview created with %q with "Command: cmd";
 - duplicate status bar error in dialog that reports sourcing error.  Will need
   to get rid of errors on status bar later.

 - improved performance of mime-type detection when using libmagic (now might be
   about seven times faster by avoiding reinitialization of the library);
 - don't force file list reload after `:!` and rely on change detection.  This
   should result in somewhat better performance (thanks to opennota).

 - documented more details about 'vicmd' and 'vixcmd' options (thanks to
   Sebastian Cyprych).

 - disabled spell checking of vifm files in Vim except for comments.

Only on Windows:
 - fixed running commands with arguments on Windows when 'shell' isn't cmd.exe.

Important fixes:
 - fixed consuming 100% of CPU on certain pattern of running background
   processes (thanks to petRUShka);
 - fixed turning quickview into explore view when preview command doesn't
   contain macros.  Was broken since 0.8;
 - fixed the plugin in neovim (patch by John Shea, a.k.a. coachshea);
 - fixed cloning of files like `.name` to produce `.name(1)` instead of
   `(1).name` (thanks to filterfalse);
 - fixed directory size in statusline (patch by Dmitry Frank, a.k.a. dimonomid);
 - fixed CWD of the process not matching current view after vifm picked up
   change in file system (patch by Daniel Mueller);
 - fixed :normal command resetting selection (thanks to filterfalse);
 - fixed stopping of put operation after copying symbolic link that's broken on
   destination (thanks to filterfalse);
 - fixed a "race" with file system when we could load outdated file list and
   thus miss some file system updates.

See change log for the full list of changes and by whom they were suggested.
Subject SHA-1 Author Date
Version v0.9.1-beta 00665983b36bbc94faebaee482fc268c538985fc xaizek 2018-01-22 10:39:20
Update short description in the READMEs cc54eee3d59af70643f9510a0ce1820498b2c0c9 xaizek 2018-01-22 10:27:51
Update NEWS file for v0.9.1 beta 30cccb76cf31b48bdbdfbe50f2184c6fa3d6857e xaizek 2018-01-19 22:08:29
Update a couple of items in the ChangeLog 10a5c663a042fa2d35a9b195d40aa221aa085c6c xaizek 2018-01-21 19:45:17
Add commented out `set syscalls` to sample vifmrcs 6f1085ae9b48cb74d5615db8b898b0ee2c23bd30 xaizek 2018-01-21 18:03:14
Stop advertising 'syscalls' as experimental 51219d73d9d8a8356fd82ed301b3130a27efdc6d xaizek 2018-01-21 16:40:32
Make deploy script pick up tag message from NEWS bf429a68cd67c74ccdd0e2c0da08be07132a949d xaizek 2018-01-21 16:28:07
Fix possibly caching of slightly outdated data 9a116b3da30d446fa88573eae41e1622b5826ecc xaizek 2018-01-21 15:46:55
Don't try to run fuzzing tests in mxe-deploy 078e0c2f3f589af6cbe4b01d711367125fcb8cb2 xaizek 2018-01-20 22:11:40
Make deploy script update years in READMEs 39b2952fab3ae74c8fc8a051f01a8b7420174d77 xaizek 2018-01-20 15:41:09

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