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pilot(1)						      General Commands Manual							  pilot(1)

       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 directories are indicated by the name "(dir)" in place of the file size.  The parent of the current work-
       ing directory is indicated by the file name ".." and size of "(parent dir)".  File names that are symbolic links to other  files  are  dis-
       played with a file size of "--".

       Several	basic file manipulation commands are provided: Delete, Rename, Copy, View, Launch, and Edit.  The "View" and "Edit" commands oper-
       ate 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 selection rather than placed at the lower left  of  the

       -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 example, -n60 causes pilot to check for new mail once every minute.  The default interval 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 direc-
	      tory 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 <>
       Copyright 1994-2001 by the University of Washington.

See Also
       Source distribution (part of the Pine Message System):

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

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