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pilot(1)		    General Commands Manual		      pilot(1)

       pilot - simple file system browser in the style of the Alpine Composer

       pilot [ options ] [ directory ]

       Pilot  is  a  simple, display-oriented file system browser based	on the
       Alpine message system composer.	As with	Alpine,	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  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 us-
       ing "alpine -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 display.

       -j     Enable "Goto" command.  This enables the command to  permit  ex-
	      plicitly 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  be-
	      tween "n"	and the	number)

       -o dir Sets  operating  directory.  Only	files within the specified di-
	      rectory 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.

	      Do setlocale(LC_CTYPE) if	available. Default is to not  do  this

	      Do  not  do  setlocale(LC_COLLATE). Default is to	do this	setlo-

       Michael Seibel <>
       Copyright 1994-2007 by the University of	Washington.

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

       $Date: 2005/01/14 20:40:14 $

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