|X Northern Captain operates on files with many commands. Each
command makes some actions with given files on virtual file system. Now
we describe a full list of commands and functions of XNC with its descriptions
for each one, way to use and default hot keys. Hot keys will be typed in
brackets. Remember that this hot keys are default and you can redefine
them as you wish in XNCSetup program.
Panels and xterminal:
Move cursor up/down on the panel [Up/Down] - MoveUp/MoveDown.
This command moves cursor one file up or down in the active panel.
Move cursor one column up/down [Left/Right] - MoveLeft/MoveRight.
This command moves cursor one column up and down or left and right according
to number of columns.
Move cursor page up/down [PageUp/PageDown] - MoveCursorPageUp/MoveCursorPageDown.
This command moves cursor one page up or down if number of files in current
directory are more that for one page.
Move cursor home [Home] - MoveCursorHome.
This command moves cursor to the beggining of the directory list where
'..' is shown.
Move cursor to the end [End] - MoveCursorEnd.
This command moves cursor to the last file in the current directory listing.
Switch between panels [Tab] - SwitchPanels.
This action allows you to change focus between panels and makes one active.
You can also switch between panels by clicking with mouse on the panel
or its header.
Switch between Xterminal and Panels window [Crtl-O]
- SwitchToTerm. Allow you to switch between panels window and xterminal
window to view xterminal output of running programs in it and then return
back to your panels and continue browsing your file system tree.
Set inactive panel directory to current one [Ctrl+j]
- SetPanelToCurrent. This command takes directory path from active
panel and sets the same path to inactive one. Usefull if you want to copy
to the same directory.
Swap directories in the panels [Ctrl+u] - SwapPanels.
This command exchanges directory paths between two panels.
Execute in foreground or changing directory [Enter]
- Execute. Double left click on file or pressing hotkey will execute
file in foreground with output to built in xterminal. If file has no execute
permission, association menu appears and you can choose command from it
to execute with current file as a parameter. If current file is a directory
then xnc changes current directory to those one under cursor and shows
Execute in background [Shift-Enter] - Execute.
This operation allowed only if file has execute permission. File executed
in background using built in xterminal shell ('&' will be auto added
File insertion to command line [Ctrl-Enter] - Execute.
Pressing this combination or dragging file to command line and xnc will
insert this file in command. Very useful for constructing command line
File and directory selection:
Insert left panel directory path [Ctrl+ - InsertLeftDir.
If this command is activated, then xnc will insert into the command line
full path from left (top) panel. This command is usefull if you want combine
filename with it full path.
Insert right panel directory path [Ctrl+]] - InsertRightDir.
If this command is activated, then xnc will insert into the command line
full path from right (bottom) panel. This command is usefull if you want
combine filename with it full path.
Insert previous executed command from history [Shift+Up,Ctrl+e]
- CmdLineCommandUp. Take previous command from history and put it
into the command line. You can also view all history and choose your remembered
command by clicking on the icon in the left corner of the command line.
Move cursor one step right in the command line [Shift+Right]
Move cursor one step left in the command line [Shift+Right]
File and directory manipulation:
Manual Selectection/Deselection files and directories
on the panels. [Insert] - ManualSelectFile. Use right mouse button
to do this operation with mouse.
Selection/Deselection by mask. [Gray+ or Gray-] -
AddMaskSelection/DelMaskSelection.You can type any file mask with
'*' and '?' in wildcard. Use 'Gray +' for select files by mask and 'Gray
-' for deselect or choose these operations from 'Operations' menu.
Invert selection of the files. [Gray*] - InvertMaskSelection.
Make currently selected files deselected and select others.
Select file by extension [Shift+Gray+] - SelectFileMask.
Takes the extension of the file under cursor and selects all files with
the same extension.
Deselect file by extension [Shift+Gray-] - DeselectFileMask.
Takes the extension of the file under cursor and deselects all files with
the same extension.
Copy file(s) [F5] - CopyFile. With this function
you can copy files and directories to destination file system, where destination
file system may be disk, archive or ftp session. Directories are copied
recursively. Links are copied as files if opposite option is not set in
a confirmation copy window. This window appears only if your option 'prompt
on copy' is on. You can enter another directory in this window. Use
Tab key for directory name completion on normal disk file system. If you
copy single file not a selection then you can add new file name to directy
path in the confirmation window and file will be copied with another name.
Move file(s) [F6] - MoveFile. Same as copy
files but this function move files i.e delete it from source panel after
Delete file(s) [F8] - DelFile. Delete files
and directories from the active panel. Directories are deleted recursively.
Use mouse to drag files and drop it on recycle bin icon for activating
the same delete command.
Create archive from file(s) [Shift+F5] - CreateArchive.
If you want to create an archive from some files or directories in the
active panel, then select them and activate this command. Dialog window
apperas and the default name or the archive is displayed. Default arhiver
is TAR+GZIP, and if you want any other that xnc supports then just change
extension in name of the archive and xnc will automatically use necessary
arhiver. For exmaple if you type 'my_first_one.zip' then zip archiver will
be used and my_first_one will be created. Note that removing directoty
name from the name of the archive will push xnc to create archive in the
current directory of the active panel. XNC can create archives only on
normal disk file system, but from files from any type of virtual file system.
Rename file [Shift+F6] - RenameFile. Rename
file command pop ups the dialog window this the old file name in it. Change
this name to any other you want and the file will be renamed. Command works
only with one file under cursor.
Change attributes [F9] - AttributeFile. Change
owner/group/other read/write/execute permissions of file or set/clear these
permissions for selected files and directories.
Change owner [Shift-F9] - ChangeOwner. Change
owner and group of file(s). Pops up dialog window and you can choose new
owner and group from list or type it on keyboard in 'owner.group' format.
After that owner and/or group will be updated for selected files of for
file under cursor.
Make directory [F7] - MakeDir. Create directory
with given name in current one.
View file [F3] - ViewFile. View current file
(not selected) with IVES or specified viewer.
Simple View [Shift-F3] - SimpleViewFile. Work
only with IVES and allow you to view file in simple raw/HEX mode even it
is an image.
Edit file [F4] - EditFile. Edit current file
with IVES or specified editor.
New file for edit [Shift-F4] - NewFileEdit.
Create new file and give it to editor.
Print current file [Ctrl+F9] - Print. This
command sends current file to the default printer via 'lpr' command.
Memory information [Ctrl-M] - MemoryInfo.
Shows memory information window with output from by 'free' or 'vmstat'
Disk information [Ctrl-L] - DiskInfo. Shows
window with information about each mounted partition in system (executes
Processes information [F11] - KillMenu. Shows
working processes and allow you to send signal to selected process.
Quick ScanDir [Ctrl-Q] - QuickDir. Switch
on/off summary information window about current directory and its files
Inode file information [Crtl+i] - InodeInfo.
Shows information window with specific information about file taken from
Quick file information [GrayInsert] - QuickFileInfo.
If you activate this command the xnc will show 'magic' file information
in status bar area of the current panel. If any files are selected the
instead of magic file information, ordinary information about file under
cursor will be shown.
Add entry to bookmark [Ctrl-a] - AddtoBookMark.
Add current directory to empty place in the bookmark. If bookmark is full
then addition is failed. If this directory already exists in the bookmark
then folder with that dir starts flushing. Use drag and drop from the panel
header to empty bookmark area if you want to add new bookmark folder by
Switch to folder [Alt-1..9] - SwitchToBook.
Switch active panel to directory stored in specified bookmark folder. If
the bookmark folder does not exist it will be created with current directory
and no switching will be made. Click on choosen bookmark folder with mouse
to make it visible on active panel.
Delete current folder from the bookmark [Alt-Delete]
- DelCurrentBook. Delete highlighted folder from the bookmark (not
from file system). Also You can drag any bookmark folder to Recycle bin
to delete it.
Find files [Ctrl-F] - FindFile. This command
opens a find file window where file name or mask need to be specified and
find results will be shown. Allow recursive directories scanning from current
or from '/' directory. You can click on one of the found files you are
interested in and xnc will switch active panel to the directory where this
file is located and set cursor to it.
Open FTP session [Ctrl+H] - ActivateFtpLink. This
command open FTP connection window, where you can choose one of your favorite
sites to connect to or add one and connect to it via FTP. You can also
open FTP session by typing the following command in the command line: 'cd
User Menu [F2] - UserMenu. Show user menu
with commands and hotkeys defined for it and allow activate menu item.
Man pages [F1] - ManPage. Popup window asks
you for man page name and options then execute 'man'. If you are using
IVES as a viewer then it shows man pages in IVES HighLight View window
otherwise in xterminal using your PAGER environment.
Clean archive file system cache [Ctrl+C] - CleanAFSCache.
This command cleans archive cache on your disk. XNC uses this cache for
speed up browsing your archives.
Remount current directory [Shift+F1] - RemountCurrent.
This command tries to remount current directory. Often useful only if you
Remount device from the list [Ctrl+F1] - RemountList.
This command show list of all mountable device and allow you to choose
and then mount/remount selected device. Useful from cdrom disks changing
on the fly.
Reread current directory [Ctrl+R] - RereadDir.
This command forces xnc to reread directory contents from virtual file