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1 $Id$
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 .Directory.Match
27 One or more matching (i.e. globbing) patterns may be given in this window,
28 separated by white spaces.
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.
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.
40 Hitting <return> in the pattern entry window has the same effect as
41 pressing the "List" button.
43 .Directory.List
45 The "List" button causes the interface to change to the selected
46 directory and list all files there matching the given pattern(s).
48 The same effect may be achieved by hitting <return> in either the
49 directory entry or pattern entry window.
51 .File.Intro
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.
58 Double-clicking on a directory in the file list box is the most
59 convenient method of filesystem navigation.
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.
64 .File.Entry
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.
69 Hitting <return> in this field is equivalent to
70 pressing the "OK" button (if it exists).
72 .File.View
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.