crydee.sai.msu.(su,ru) archive: Help


  1. What those nifty things do mean
  2. File view and tree view
  3. Using New files
  4. Using Search
  5. Frequently asked questions

What those nifty things do mean

There are several things which are heavily used through this indexing system.
Show (expand) directory tree starting from that point (the sign appears near directory name).

File view and tree view

There are two main modes of examining directory structure and archive contents. First is called "tree view" and usually entered by selecting "Tree" in the navigation bar at the bottom of the page. Alternative way is to click on a [+] sign which appears near directory names throughout the archive (it will bring the tree into view from that directory).

Using New files

Using Search

Search engine is somewhat more complicated that I wanted it to be. Most options are self-explanatory but nevertheless I'll describe them.
Search entire archive/search from subdirectory
use this option to search only limited part of the archive. Keep attention to it; turning it on will hid anything not under specified path from search.

Search type
you can choose between plain, wildcard and regular expression search. If you know what regular expression is, you don't need any explanation of it. "Plain" search will look for specified string to appear somewhere in the file/directory name or description. E.g., searching for "nftp" will find "", "nftp/readme" and so on. "Wildcard" search is similar to Unix/DOS/OS/2-style of wildcard expansion in filenames: "*" stands for arbitrary amount of any symbols (this definition includes empty string), "?" is one and exactly one symbol. Examples:
"*" will find all files (under DOS, you have to specifying "*.*"); don't try it - resulting listing is several megabytes in length and your browser might crash (Linux Netscape needs about 20MB of RAM to display it);
"*." will find all files ending with dot;
"*nftp*" will find all files (NOT directories) which have the characters "nftp" in their names, including "" and "about.nftp";
"*.zip" will find all ZIP files.

Frequently asked questions

Ask them, and I'll put answers here!