Package Details: vimiv-qt 0.8.0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: vimiv-qt
Description: An image viewer with vim-like keybindings
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: vimiv
Provides: vimiv
Submitter: karlch
Maintainer: karlch
Last Packager: karlch
Votes: 7
Popularity: 1.03
First Submitted: 2019-11-01 15:07
Last Updated: 2021-04-21 08:59

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willemw commented on 2021-04-21 09:30

@karich: OK, adding /* to the folder path will display the thumbnails. vimiv <folder> does not do that. No problem.

karlch commented on 2021-04-21 09:03

Thanks for this detailed explanation, makes perfect sense if you think about it. Let me know if I messed anything else / new up in the updated packages :)

Would it be possible for you to open a github issue concerning read only mode with some more details on how you expect this to work?

It is possible to start vimiv in thumbnail mode, as it is possible to pass arbitrary commands to vimiv upon startup. The relevant example here would be

vimiv * --command "enter thumbnail"

Hope this helps!

willemw commented on 2021-04-21 06:18

Almost. It is a combination of 'provides' and 'conflicts' that resolves conflicts.

'conflicts' basically lists 'provide' names and those names never end on '-git'.

1) The 'provide' names listed in the *-git packages are (see

provides=(${pkgname%-git} 'vimiv')
conflicts=(${pkgname%-git} 'vimiv')

or even shorter (see example in


2) The 'provide' names listed in vimiv-qt, because vimiv and vimiv-qt cannot be installed side-by-side, are:


(I wish vimiv had a view (read-only, -R) mode. And that you could start vimiv in thumbnail mode, displaying all the thumbnails.)

karlch commented on 2021-04-20 20:27

Thanks for your comment! I am no expert in writing PKGBUILDs, is this due to the fact that they all provide "vimiv"?

willemw commented on 2021-04-20 19:21

vimiv-git and vimiv-qt-git in 'conflicts' are redundant in any of the vimiv packages.