pilot - simple file system browser in the style of the Pine Composer
pilot [ options ] [ directory ]
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.
-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.
Michael Seibel <email@example.com>
Copyright 1994-2001 by the University of Washington.
Source distribution (part of the Pine Message System):
$Date: 2001/01/02 21:59:52 $
Version 1.1 pilot(1)