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    4                   XsraSelFile File Selection Dialog Package
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    8 This directory contains the XsraSelFile file selection dialog package. This
    9 package allows an application to obtain a filename from a user. The filename is
   10 selected by typing in a text widget or by browsing with the mouse in directory
   11 listings.
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   13 The following is a brief description of the available features.
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   15 * filename completion
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   17     When the user types a filename in the Text widget, SelFile shows the
   18     possible completions in the directory listings. The user can hit the space
   19     bar to complete the filename.
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   21 * fast directory reading
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   23     When a directory is opened, the entries are read and sorted. Then the stats
   24     of only the first screenful of entries are taken, and these entries are
   25     displayed. The stats of the other entries are taken upon demand (i.e. when
   26     the user wishes to see them by scrolling, etc.) or in the background. The
   27     Xt work procedure facility is used to do background work. The idea here is
   28     to give the user some feedback as soon as possible.
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   30     "It's just an illu--sion" :-)
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   32 * Xaw and/or Xw widgets
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   34     SelFile can be linked with Xaw (Athena) and/or Xw (Hewlett-Packard)
   35     widgets. Normally, SelFile is linked with the R3 or a later version of the
   36     Xt Intrinsics, but it can be linked with the R2 Xt. See the Imakefile for
   37     details.
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   39 * automatic display update after directory modification
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   41     Every now and then SelFile looks at the directories being displayed to see
   42     if they have been updated, and updates the display accordingly. Similarly,
   43     file modes are checked (but not as often).
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   45 * tilde (~) for home directories
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   47     When the user types a tilde at the beginning of the Text widget, SelFile
   48     shows the home directories.
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   52 This work is loosely based on (and the name comes from) an earlier X10 SelFile
   53 by Michiharu `NinjaTerm' Ariza.
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   55 Admittedly, this X11 SelFile also looks a bit like the directory browser on the
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   60 If you have any
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   62     porting problems
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   64     bug reports
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   66     comments (particularly about ideas in the TODO file)
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   68     or any other type of feedback
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   70 please send mail to
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   72     erik@sra.co.jp
   73                                            OR
   74     erik%sra.co.jp@uunet.uu.net
   75                                            OR
   76     erik%sra.co.jp@mcvax.uucp
   77                                            OR
   78     try junet instead of co.jp
   79                                            OR
   80     Erik M. van der Poel
   81     Software Research Associates, Inc.
   82     1-1-1 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku
   83     Tokyo 102 Japan. TEL +81-3-234-2692