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Revision: 2.2
Committed: Sat Feb 22 02:07:30 2003 UTC (21 years ago) by greg
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: rad3R7P2, rad3R7P1, rad4R1, rad4R0, rad3R5, rad3R6, rad3R6P1, rad3R8, rad3R9
Changes since 2.1: +1 -1 lines
Log Message:
Changes and check-in for 3.5 release
Includes new source files and modifications not recorded for many years
See ray/doc/notes/ReleaseNotes for notes between 3.1 and 3.5 release

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# User Rev Content
1 greg 2.2 file.hlp 2.1 10/27/94
2 greg 2.1
3     This help file is associated with the getfile.tcl routines, which
4     produce a screen for browsing and naming files.
5    
6     .Directory.Intro
7    
8     The current directory may be set either by choosing a new directory
9     by double-clicking on a directory in the file window, or by
10     explicitly changing the directory named in the entry window.
11    
12     A directory may be given absolutely,
13     relative to the current path, or relative to your home directory or
14     that of another user using the tilde (~) shorthand.
15    
16     Hitting <return> in the directory entry window has the same effect as
17     pressing the "List" button.
18     That is, the interface changes to that directory and lists all files
19     matching the given pattern(s).
20    
21     If an attempt is made to change to a non-existent or read-protected
22     directory, an error message is printed in red and the interface
23     returns to the previously selected directory.
24    
25     .Directory.Match
26    
27     One or more matching (i.e. globbing) patterns may be given in this window,
28     separated by white spaces.
29    
30     Nothing or a single asterisk (*) matches all files in
31     this directory.
32     Whatever the selected pattern, directories will always be listed,
33     followed by a slash (/).
34     This makes changing directories more convenient.
35    
36     To list files beginning with a period (.), use the ".*" pattern.
37     Thus, it is possible to include all files in the directory listing by
38     entering ".* *" in the pattern window.
39    
40     Hitting <return> in the pattern entry window has the same effect as
41     pressing the "List" button.
42    
43     .Directory.List
44    
45     The "List" button causes the interface to change to the selected
46     directory and list all files there matching the given pattern(s).
47    
48     The same effect may be achieved by hitting <return> in either the
49     directory entry or pattern entry window.
50    
51     .File.Intro
52    
53     The file list box shows all files in the given directory matching the
54     specified pattern(s).
55     In addition, all subdirectories and the parent directory are listed
56     unconditionally.
57    
58     Double-clicking on a directory in the file list box is the most
59     convenient method of filesystem navigation.
60    
61     Clicking on a file selects it for editing, but does not enter it.
62     Double-click on a file if you wish to enter it.
63    
64     .File.Entry
65    
66     The file entry field allows you to enter the name of a file that may
67     or may not exist in the current directory.
68    
69     Hitting <return> in this field is equivalent to
70     pressing the "OK" button (if it exists).
71    
72     .File.View
73    
74     The "View" button, if it exists, permits you to edit the highlighted
75     file from the directory listing, using either xedit or the editor
76     indicated by the EDITOR environment variable, if defined.