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pilot(1)										 pilot(1)

Name
       pilot - simple file system browser in the style of the Pine Composer

Syntax
       pilot [ options ] [ directory ]

Description
       Pilot  is  a simple, display-oriented file system browser based on the Pine message system
       composer.  As with Pine, commands are displayed at the bottom of the screen, and  context-
       sensitive help is provided.

       Pilot  displays	the  current working directory at the top of the screen.  The directory's
       contents are displayed in columns of file name, file size pairs.  Names that are  directo-
       ries  are indicated by the name "(dir)" in place of the file size.  The parent of the cur-
       rent working directory is indicated by the file name ".."  and  size  of  "(parent  dir)".
       File names that are symbolic links to other files are displayed with a file size of "--".

       Several basic file manipulation commands are provided: Delete, Rename, Copy, View, Launch,
       and Edit.  The "View" and "Edit" commands operate on text files	only.	By  default,  the
       "View"  command	displays files using "pine -F", but will respect the environment variable
       PAGER if set.  The "Edit" command simply invokes "pico".  The "Launch" command provides	a
       convenient way to either execute the selected file or to run an application on it.

       More specific help is available in pilot's online help.

Options
       -a     Display all files including those beginning with a period (.).

       -f     Use  function keys for commands.	This option supported only in conjunction with UW
	      Enhanced NCSA telnet.

       -g     Enable "Show Cursor" mode.  Cause cursor to be positioned before the current selec-
	      tion rather than placed at the lower left of the display.

       -j     Enable "Goto" command.  This enables the command to permit explicitly telling pilot
	      which directory to visit.

       -m     Enable mouse functionality.  This only works when pilot is run  from  within  an	X
	      Window System "xterm" window.

       -nn    The  -nn	option	enables  new  mail notification.  The n argument is optional, and
	      specifies how often, in seconds, your mailbox is checked for new mail.   For  exam-
	      ple, -n60 causes pilot to check for new mail once every minute.  The default inter-
	      val is 180 seconds, while the minimum allowed is 30. (Note: no  space  between  "n"
	      and the number)

       -o dir Sets operating directory.  Only files within the specified directory are accessible
	      and browsing is limited to the specified directory subtree.

       -v     Enable single vertical column display.

       -x     Disable keymenu at the bottom of the screen.

       -z     Enable ^Z suspension of pilot.

       -q     Termcap or terminfo definition for input escape sequences are used in preference to
	      sequences  defined by default.  This option is only available if pilot was compiled
	      with the TERMCAP_WINS define turned on.

Authors
       Michael Seibel <mikes@cac.washington.edu>
       Copyright 1994-2001 by the University of Washington.

See Also
       pine(1)
       Source distribution (part of the Pine Message System):
	  ftp://ftp.cac.washington.edu/mail/pine.tar.Z

       $Date: 2001/01/02 21:59:52 $

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