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File panel functions (3/3) - advanced editing and commands

Inserting (pasting) names into the command line

<tab> insert or complete (see the tab key functions)
<F2>insert the name of the current file
<esc> <F2> insert the names of all selected files
Note: the current directory . (dot) and the parent directory .. (dot-dot) will be NOT inserted. This is a protective measure. A warning is also given, but it can be disabled.
ctrl-A insert the full pathname of the current file: /path/to/file
ctrl-Einsert the name of the secondary working directory
<esc> ctrl-E insert the name of the current working directory
ctrl-Oinsert the target of a symbolic link
<esc> <tab>go to the completion/insertion panel, a menu of related functions
All inserted filenames are properly quoted.

Filename completion

<tab> insert or complete, see the tab key functions

Building commands

<F2>insert the name of the current file
<F3> - <F12> insert a command:
  • <F3> - view
  • <F4> - edit
  • <F5> - copy
  • <F6> - move
  • <F7> - make directory
  • <F8> - delete
  • <F9> - print
  • <F10> to <F12> - user defined
<esc> <Fx> The commands above normally work with the current file. If you press <esc> before <F2> - <F12> then they work with the selected files.
<enter> execute the command
(Advanced users only: suspending the running command)

Command history

ctrl-Precall the previous command from the history list
ctrl-Nrecall the next command
alt-P complete the command, i.e. search the history for command(s) matching the text in the command line
alt-H go to the history panel