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pilot(1)                                                              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 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

       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

       -m     Enable  mouse  functionality.   This only works when pilot is run from within an X Window System "xterm"

       -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 lim-
              ited 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 setlocale.

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

       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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