Shell utility for navigating the UNIX filesystem.
Why Use spy?
If you are using a unix shell, spy is a fast text-based file-navigation utility for organizing your files. It provides greater speed in manipulating files than a GUI, while also providing direct access to scripts and unix commands, and being easier to use than the unix C shell.
spy - Interface to UNIX
spy runs in a window shell, and provides an efficient interface to the unix file system via its single-keystroke commands. Anything you can normally do in a c-shell, you can do in spy, but more quickly. Using single keystroke commands, spy quickly navigates between directories, and selects files in order to perform actions on them. Once files are selected, you can use all the standard unix commands with them through the use of a unix meta-key.
The most commonly used single-keystroke commands are listed in the following Quick Help Reference. These commands are covered in greater detail in the following pages.