- both an X windows database and a terminal database (which is used depends on your DISPLAY)
- updatable in several ways
- querying (extensions, applications, or everything). You can specify the database for this (X or term).
- associated or equivalent file extensions (eg. htm, html OR wav, au)
- can open directories, symbolic link targets, URLs, dotfiles, files with no extensions,
- shell scripts in the extensions database (rather than an application) and shell script aliasing (root defined)
- ignorable files (*.so, *.o, *.a, etc.) these are root defined.
- ignorable extensions (bak, old). willl open foo.pl.bak as if it were foo.pl (these are user defined)
- ignores '~' and '#' at the end of files. foo.pl~ or #foo.pl# are treated as foo.pl
- ignores "special" files (like the ones in /dev) (is this a bug or a feature?)
This page last modified May,29 2001