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pilot(1)							      pilot(1)

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

Syntax
       pilot [ options ] [ directory ]

Description
       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
       using "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.

Options
       -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.

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

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

Authors
       Michael Seibel <mikes@cac.washington.edu>
       Copyright 1994-2007 by the University of Washington.

See Also
       alpine(1)
       Source distribution (part of the Alpine Message System):

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

				  Version 1.1			      pilot(1)
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