Directory Window Menu Bar

File Menu

About Hopper

Pops up an About dialog, which displays the version number, license terms, credits, and contact information.

Display in New Window

Pops up a new directory window that displays the same base directory as the current directory window. This is one way to create a second view into the connected system.

Preferences

Pops up the Preferences dialog, which provides a graphical way of configuring a multitude of user preferences.

Save Preferences

Any changes made to user preferences are automatically saved when Hopper terminates normally (but are not saved if Hopper is abnormally terminated). This menu item forces Hopper to immediately save any changes that have been made to user preferences up to this time.

Close

Closes the current directory window. You will be warned if closing the directory window will terminate the connection or terminate Hopper.

Quit

Terminates Hopper. You will be warned if terminating Hopper will cause currently executing transfer and/or search jobs to prematurely terminate.

Connect Menu

Connect to Local

Creates a new directory window that displays your home directory on the local host.

Connect to Remote

Pops up a dialog where you can enter the host name, the user name, and the connection protocol (e.g., FTP or SSH). Press the Connect button to bring up a window that displays your home directory on the remote system.

Connect to Storage

Connects you to HPSS storage and brings up a window that displays your home directory on storage. If Hopper is unable to use the HPSS protocol to connect to storage, it will pop up a Connect to Remote dialog with appropriate values for host name, user name, and connection protocol (e.g., FTP). You can modify these values, if you like, before pressing the Connect button.

Connect to FIS

Pops up a Connect to Remote dialog with appropriate values for host name, user name, and connection protocol (e.g., FTP) for connecting to the File Interchange Service. You can modify these values, if you like, before pressing the Connect button.

Disconnect

Terminates the connection used by the directory window. Note that this will close all directory windows associated with the connection. You will be warned if terminating the connection would also terminate Hopper.

Clear Connections Cache

For efficiency, and to minimize password prompts, Hopper often caches old connections so that they can be reused. This menu item clears the cache. You would want to do this only if you believe there might be something wrong with one of these cached connections.

{List of Previous Connections}

The last several menu items are a history of connections you have made in the past. Select one of these as a shortcut for connecting to a remote host.

Favorites Menu

Add Connection

Pops up the Add Favorite Connection dialog, which enables you to add the current connection (i.e., technology, system and directory) as a favorite. The dialog allows you to name the favorite and to choose the folder to store the favorite in.

Add Directory

Pops up the Add Favorite Directory dialog, which enables you to add the current directory as a favorite. The dialog allows you to name the favorite and to choose the folder to store the favorite in.

Manage Favorites

Pops up the Favorites Manager window, which allows you to view and organize your favorites.

{List of Favorites}

The last several menu items are the favorites that you have defined (including folders that contain favorites). Selecting a favorite connection will cause that connection to be established. Selecting a favorite directory will cause that directory to be displayed in the current directory window.

Select Menu

Select All

Selects all entries displayed in the directory window.

Deselect All

Clears the selection in the directory window.

Invert Selection

Inverts the selection in the directory window.

Use Wildcard

Pops up a dialog where you can enter an expression for selecting entries displayed in the directory window. Two types of expressions are accepted: (1) Unix Style (a Unix shell style glob expression) and (2) Regular Expression (a Perl 5 style regular expression). Press Select to replace the current selection.

Ops Menu

Search

Pops up a Search Window, which allows you to initialize a search for files on the system the directory window is connected to.

Make Directory

Pops up a dialog where you can enter the name of a directory you wish to create in the directory being displayed in the directory window. If you specify a relative path, parent directories will be created as needed.

Make Symbolic Link

Pops up a dialog where you can enter the target and name of a link to create in the directory being displayed in the directory window.

Launch Xterm

Launch an xterm window on the system the directory window is connected to. xterm will be started in the directory being displayed in the directory window. This feature is available only when Hopper is running in an X Window system and the directory window is connected to a local Unix system or to a remote host via SSH.

Ops on Selected Entries

This pull-right menu displays numerous operations that can be performed on the files that are currently selected in the directory window:

  • Display in New Window - Display the selected directory in its own directory window.
  • Display in This Window - Display the selected directory in this directory window.
  • Launch Xterm at this Location - Launch an xterm window on the system the directory window is connected to. xterm will be started in the selected directory. This feature is available only when Hopper is running in an X Window system and the directory window is connected to a local Unix system or to a remote host via SSH.
  • Display Archive - Display the selected archive (i.e., HTAR, TAR, ZIP or JAR file) in its own directory window. You will then be able to browse the archive and perform operations on its contents.
  • View With - This pull-right menu enables you to view the contents of the selected files using either a built-in viewer or an external viewer. See the Operations/File Viewer section of the Preferences dialog in order to establish associations between file extensions and viewers.
  • Launch Command - This pull-right menu enables you to launch an external command that operates on the selected files. See the Operations/Launch Command section of the Preferences dialog in order to create command definitions.
  • Get Info - Pops up a window that displays metadata (e.g., owner, permissions, size, etc.) for the selected file.
  • Check Access - Pops up a window that displays all the users and groups that can access the selected file. This is useful for checking if a particular person or group has access to one of your files. It takes into consideration the permissions of all enclosing directories.
  • Delete - Deletes the selected files. You will be given an opportunity to confirm that you really want to perform the operation. In general, once the files/directories are deleted, they become unrecoverable.
  • Rename - Enters a mode for editing the name of the selected file. After editing the name, press Return (or Escape to cancel the operation).
  • Make Symbolic Link - Pops up a dialog where you can enter the name of a link to create, with the selected file being the target of the link.
  • Change Permissions - Pops up a dialog for changing permissions of the selected files. There is a Recursively apply changes check box, which when selected will cause the permissions to be changed recursively for all files contained in all selected directories.
  • Change Owner/Group - Pops up a dialog for changing the owner and/or group of the selected files. There is a Recursively apply changes check box, which when selected will case the owner/group to be changed recursively for all files contained in all selected directories.
  • Make TAR Archive - Pops up a dialog for creating a TAR archive that will contain the selected files.

Clipboard Menu

Copy Selection to Clipboard

Clears the Hopper clipboard and then copies the names of selected entries to the Hopper clipboard.Clears the Hopper clipboard and then copies the names of selected entries to the Hopper clipboard.

Copy Directory to Clipboard

Clears the Hopper clipboard and then copies the name of the current directory to the Hopper clipboard.

Ops on Clipboard Entries

This pull-right menu displays numerous operations that can be performed on the entries that are currently listed in the Hopper clipboard:

  • Copy to this Directory - Copies the files listed in the Hopper clipboard to this directory.
  • Move to this Directory - Moves the entries listed in the Hopper clipboard to this directory.
  • Synchronize this Directory - Synchronizes the directory listed in the Hopper clipboard to this directory.
  • Make TAR Archive in this Directory - Pops up a dialog for creating a TAR archive that will contain the files listed in the Hopper clipboard.
  • Make HTAR Archive in this Directory - Pops up a dialog for creating an HTAR archive that will contain the files listed in the Hopper clipboard.
  • Make ZIP/JAR Archive in this Directory - Pops up a dialog for creating a ZIP/JAR archive that will contain the files listed in the Hopper clipboard.

Show Clipboard

Displays the list of entries that are in the clipboard.

Clear Clipboard

Clears the Hopper clipboard.

Windows Menu

Audit Manager

Pops up the Audit Manager Window, which displays various operational diagnostics.

Search Manager

Pops up the Search Manager Window, which displays a summary of current and completed search jobs.

Transfer Manager

Pops up the Transfer Manager Window, which displays a summary of current and completed file transfer jobs and archive creation jobs.