|SAS Companion for UNIX Environments|
The Open dialog box enables you to select files from the host file system. To open this dialog box, select
Open Dialog Box
The Open dialog box contains two list boxes:
The dialog box displays nonreadable directories with a different icon.
To display a list of all the files in a directory, enter
the asterisk (*) wild card in the
Filter field or select
All Files; * as the file type.
The directory shown under the
field is the currently selected directory. You can change this directory either
by selecting a name from the
Directories list or by typing the
new name directly into the field.
To include or exclude hidden files and directories from the graphical display, select or deselect [Include hidden].
To specify that both upper- and lowercase names be included
in the display, select [Ignore Case]. (If you select
All Files; * as the filter, both upper- and lowercase names are displayed
whether or not you select [Ignore Case].)
You can specify the initial filter in the
File type field by assigning a value to the
SAS.pattern resource. However, the Open dialog box retains its filter
between invocations, so the
SAS.pattern resource applies only to the first invocation of the Open dialog box.
You can also use the
SAS.directory resource to specify the directory that you want when you first invoke
the Open dialog box.
For more information about specifying SAS resources, see Using X Resources to Customize the Motif Interface.
|Using Regular Expressions in Filenames|
Everything that you
enter into the Open dialog box is treated
as a regular expression. When you are opening or saving a file and you want
to use a regular expression special character as part of the filename, precede
the character with a backslash (\). For example, to write to a file named
\$jan as the filename.
For more information on regular expressions, refer to man page 5 for regexp:
man 5 regexp
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