ORGANIZER(1) General Commands Manual ORGANIZER(1)
organizer - file and directory manager
organizer [ -A time ]
Available only on Sun 386i systems running a SunOS 4.0.x release or
earlier. Not a SunOS 4.1 release feature.
organizer is a SunView application for viewing and manipulating files
and directories. It performs many of the functions of the ls(1V),
cd(1), chmod(1V), cp(1), mv(1), mkdir(1), rmdir(see rm(1)), and dump(8)
commands, and with a visual interface.
At any given time, the organizer window normally shows the files and
directories in a single directory, representing each file or directory
with an appropriate illustrated icon. The illustration indicates
whether a file is a directory, contains text, is an executable program,
or optionally a user-defined file type.
When organizer is switched into Map mode, the icons are arranged to
indicate the hierarchy of files and directories. Double clicking on a
directory icon shows the contents of that directory in a new column.
Several display modes are available, and can be set for an individual
organizer window or for all organizer windows. You can select whether
hidden files are shown, whether just the name, the name and informa-
tion, or name and icon are shown for each file and directory, and how
the contents are sorted.
Text files can be "edited" by double clicking on the file's icon. The
contents of the file are then shown and can be edited in a separate
text editor window. In the .orgrc file you can specify the EXECUTE,
EDIT, and PRINT applications for your own user-defined file types.
You can move down through the directory hierarchy by double clicking on
a directory icon, and up by double clicking on the parent directory
name on the ancestor list in the upper left corner of the organizer
Copying, moving, and deleting require you to select one or more files.
To select a file, click the left button on it (do not double click --
this will open the file). To select additional files to be operated
on, click the middle button on each additional file.
Copying and moving operations require a destination directory. After
the files are selected, change directories to the desired destination
as described above, and then "drop" the files with the Drop button on
the command panel. If the copy involves overwriting an identically
named file, an alert will allow you to confirm that you want to over-
write the file. If you copy a file and then "drop" it in the same
directory, organizer will prepend copy_of_ to the file name of the new
Sets autoclose for time minutes. If organizer is not used for
time minutes, it closes automatically.
file and directory icons
../.DeletedOrgFiles organizer creates this directory to store files so
you can undo the last thing you did, for example,
mkdir(1), mv(1), rm(1), orgrc(5), restore(8)
Sun386i User's Guide
Sun386i Advanced Skills
19 February 1988 ORGANIZER(1)