pilot(1)                                                              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  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
       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 display.

       -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  speci-
              fied 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.


       Michael Seibel <mikes@cac.washington.edu>
       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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