There are more commands available in the schnauzer than are
normally displayed in the buttons at the bottom of the window.
The additional buttons will be displayed if you make the window
||Alternately, all commands are always
available via the Misc. Commands menu shown to the
Note that the keyboard equivalent for all
commands that have one is listed in the menu, next to the
command. ('^' means <Ctrl> )
Also note that the bottom two commands, Show hidden
files , and Select files, do not appear as
buttons, ever. They're only accessible via the Misc.
- Pops open a dialog box that prompts you for a directory
name to cd to. This can be handy if the directory
you want to go to is far away in the directory tree.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> c
- This command can only be issued when one or more files
(or directories) are selected. It will pop up a
confirmation box to make sure you didn't accidentally
issue the command. At the confirmation box, you can type <Ctrl>
d a second time to say Ok , or press <Esc>
to Cancel the deletion. (Of course, you can just
click on the appropriate button, as well.) Also, note
that if you delete a subdirectory, all files and
directories in that subdirectory will be recursively
deleted. Finally, note that you can't delete the <parent>
directory... for your own protection.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> d
- When you issue this command you'll be prompted for a
plain filename for the new directory. You can only create
subdirectories in the current directory.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> n
- This command can only be used when a single file (or
subdirectory) is selected. You'll be prompted for the new
name. Also, note that you can't rename the <parent>
directory, again, for your own good.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> r
- Rescans the current directory. Since other programs may
be creating or deleting files in the current directory,
the contents shown in the schnauzer may not always be
up-to-date. Use the ReScan command to re-read the
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> s
- Like the ReScan command, but more serious about
it. In addition to re-reading the current directory
contents, it will also look for files that don't have
icons created (or files that have later modification
times than their associated icon files) and generate
icons for them. After that, it will look for icon files
that no longer have associated image files (which can
happen if you delete the image files without using the
schnauzer), and deletes them. Note that this command is not
limited to the selected files, unlike the Generate
icon(s) command listed below.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> u
- Opens a new schnauzer window, up to a maximum of 4. The
new schnauzer opened will display the same directory that
the opening- schnauzer was displaying.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> w
- Unconditionally generates icons for all the currently
selected files. As such, you can only issue this command
when one or more files are selected.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> g
- Selects all files in the current directory.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> a
- Displays the currently-selected file in a TextView
window. This command can only be used when there is
exactly one file currently selected. Note that if you
double-click on a file in an unrecognized format, xv
will automatically display it in a TextView window. This
command lets you view recognized image files in text
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> t
- Recursively walks its way down a directory tree, starting
from the current directory, and does an Update
command in each subdirectory. It will follow symbolic
links, if you have any, and it's smart enough to avoid
circular links. It gives you a nifty way to generate
icons for an entire hierarchy of image files. It can also
take a Good Long Time, depending on your particular
situation, so it pops up an annoying "Are You
Sure?" dialog box before it starts working its
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> e
- Exits the xv program.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> q
- Closes this particular schnauzer window.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> c
- Toggles whether or not 'hidden' files (in Unix, files
that have a '.' as their first character) should be
Keyboard Equivalent: <none>
- Opens a dialog box that lets you select files by name.
Wildcards are accepted. It does not clear any
previously selected files.
Keyboard Equivalent: <Ctrl> f