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Re: Shift-Letter Extension - EXAMPLE

Posted By: Walter Rassbach <>
Date: Wednesday, 9 September 1998, at 5:06 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Shift-Letter Extension (John Gruener)

To go with the description of "initial state" (see the posting at the URL below), I thought a flow example might help, so here goes. The state and navigation string following each action are enclosed in {}):

a) Start ZTree and (say) full-log the C: drive (from command line or the first few actions) {initial, empty string [or, maybe from history]).
b) Scroll, cursor, TreeSpec or whatever down to some directory, say the W95 directory {initial, still empty}
c) "B"ranch, entering a Branch view file window (sort is, say, extension with path off) {initial, still empty}
d) shift-C, which skips down to the first file (in the sort order) with a filename which starts with "C", say CLAM.BMP {non-initial, "C"}
e) shift-L, which leaves the highlight/cursor bar just where it was... {non-initial, "CL"}
f) shift-O, which moves the highlight bar down to a file with a name starting with "CLO", say CLOSE_IT.DLL {non-initial, "CLO"}
g) colon, which has no visible effect, but indicates that the next "nav.key" is for the extension part of the filename {non-initial/extension, "CLO"}
h) shift-E, which scrolls down to the next file with a name starting with "CLO" and a filename extension part starting with "E", say CLOCK.ERR {non-initial/extension-part, "CLO.E"}
i) "V"iew, and eventually exit from the view window... {initial, "CLO.E"}
j) double-quote, moving down to the next file satisfying "CLO.E", say CLOWN.EST {non-initial, "CLO.E" -- note that the "extension-part" marker is off!}
k) shift-C, moving to a file with a name starting with "CLOC" and an extension part starting with "E", say CLOCK.EXE {non-initial, "CLOC.E"}
l) "T"ag the file {initial, "CLOC.E"}
m) shift-TAB, going up/back to the CLOCK.ERR file {initial, "CLOC.E"}
n) "T"ag that too... {initial, "CLOC.E"}
o) shift-R, skipping down to the next file with a name starting with "R", say ROUND.EXE {non-initial, "R"}
p) CTRL, which resets to "initial state" {initial, "R"}
q) shift-M, down to a file starting with "M", say MACHINE.HLP {non-initial, "M"}
etc.

I hope seeing what is going on as the various keys are pressed helps you to see exactly what is going on and how/what the "initial state" works/does...

-- Walter

>Description of "navigation state"

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