Xnetlib: The Main Window
When xnetlib is invoked, the following window appears:
Xnetlib starts with a menu bar, and a few screenfuls of text
explaining the options, index files, X resources, command line options,
alternate servers, and other miscellaneous topics.
The menu bar contains sixteen buttons, some of which may not
be active at any time, depending on the current state of your
connection. Placing the cursor over any of these buttons causes a
single line of explanatory text to appear under the menu bar.
The buttons provide the following options:
- Go Up - clicking on this button moves you up a level in the library
hierarchy. (cd ..)
- Index - displays the general index for each active server.
- Library - displays a window
of all toplevel netlib libraries. Clicking on a
library will display its description file. You may then select files
for downloading or just peruse the hierarchy.
- Classifications - displays
a window of a presorted set of subjects.
Selecting one gives a subset of the general library list.
- Search - pops up a new window
allowing you to find routines using a keyword search.
- Who - allows you to perform a single word search on the Na-Net
- Download - allows you to download the selected software. This
option is grayed out if no files are selected. The bottom window displays all
files which have been selected for downloading. You may still select or
unselect files before starting the download.
- Set Up - allows you to preload the index files from the server
and add or remove xnetlib file servers from your list.
- Timely Message - displays new additions to the library and other
site specific notices for each active server.
- Conferences - displays a new window
allowing you to search through a database of conferences.
- Performance - examines a machine performance database.
- Show in New Window - pops up a new window containing the text
of the current screen.
- Contextual Help - pops up (or down) a detailed help window which
changes as you change modes.
- Help - redisplays the first screen that is seen when invoking
xnetlib. This screen contains information similar to this list.
- Print - executes the print command using the text of the
- Quit - exits xnetlib.