Directory Window Right-Mouse Menu

Clicking the right-mouse button over an unselected entry will select that entry and pop up a right-mouse menu. Clicking the right-mouse button over a selected entry will preserve the selection and will also pop up a right-mouse menu. The right mouse menu displays a list of operations that can be performed on the (possibly newly) selected entries. The available operations will vary depending on the number and kind of entries being operated on and the services that are provided by this connection. Here's a full list of possible operations:

Copy to Clipboard

Copies the name of the selected entries to the Hopper clipboard.

Display HTAR File System

Displays the selected file (which is an HTAR archive in this case) in its own directory window.

Display TAR File System

Displays the selected file (which is an TAR archive in this case) in its own directory window.

Display ZIP File System

Displays the selected file (which is an ZIP archive in this case) in its own directory window.

Display JAR File System

Displays the selected file (which is an JAR archive in this case) in its own directory window.

Ops on Clipboard Entries

This pull-right menu displays a number of 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 the selected directory.
  • Move to this Directory - Moves the entries listed in the Hopper clipboard to the selected directory.
  • Synchronize this Directory - Synchronizes the directory listed in the Hopper clipboard to the selected 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. The archive will be created in the selected directory.
  • 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. The archive will be created in the selected directory.
  • 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. The archive will be created in the selected directory.

Display in New Window

Displays the selected directory in its own directory window.

Display in This Window

Displays selected directory in this directory window.

Launch Xterm at this Location

Launches an xterm window on the system the directory window is connected to. xterm will be started in the selected directory. This feature is enabled 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 system via SSH.

View With

This pull-right menu enables you to view the contents of the selected file 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 file. 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.

Make ZIP/JAR Archive

Pops up a dialog for creating a ZIP or JAR archive that will contain the selected files.