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Revision: 2.3
Committed: Sun Jun 3 20:13:51 2012 UTC (12 years ago) by greg
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: rad5R4, rad5R2, rad4R2P2, rad5R0, rad5R1, rad4R2, rad4R2P1, rad5R3, HEAD
Changes since 2.2: +2 -0 lines
Log Message:
Added work-around for broken double-click binding

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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.
6     .Directory.Intro
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.
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.
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).
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.
25 greg 2.3 Hitting <return> in a list window is equivalent to double-clicking.
27 greg 2.1 .Directory.Match
29     One or more matching (i.e. globbing) patterns may be given in this window,
30     separated by white spaces.
32     Nothing or a single asterisk (*) matches all files in
33     this directory.
34     Whatever the selected pattern, directories will always be listed,
35     followed by a slash (/).
36     This makes changing directories more convenient.
38     To list files beginning with a period (.), use the ".*" pattern.
39     Thus, it is possible to include all files in the directory listing by
40     entering ".* *" in the pattern window.
42     Hitting <return> in the pattern entry window has the same effect as
43     pressing the "List" button.
45     .Directory.List
47     The "List" button causes the interface to change to the selected
48     directory and list all files there matching the given pattern(s).
50     The same effect may be achieved by hitting <return> in either the
51     directory entry or pattern entry window.
53     .File.Intro
55     The file list box shows all files in the given directory matching the
56     specified pattern(s).
57     In addition, all subdirectories and the parent directory are listed
58     unconditionally.
60     Double-clicking on a directory in the file list box is the most
61     convenient method of filesystem navigation.
63     Clicking on a file selects it for editing, but does not enter it.
64     Double-click on a file if you wish to enter it.
66     .File.Entry
68     The file entry field allows you to enter the name of a file that may
69     or may not exist in the current directory.
71     Hitting <return> in this field is equivalent to
72     pressing the "OK" button (if it exists).
74     .File.View
76     The "View" button, if it exists, permits you to edit the highlighted
77     file from the directory listing, using either xedit or the editor
78     indicated by the EDITOR environment variable, if defined.