Project Files

The project Files list gives you an overview of your files in that project.


files list


With the mini-terminal, you can enter a simple Linux command in the “Terminal command…” box at upper right. Current directory for the command will be whatever folder is open in the Files list. Output is limited to a few lines.


running a command in the mini-terminal

File Actions

Click on a line to open a file, or select one or more files via the checkbox on the left to manipulate them (deleting, moving, …)


file actions available when you select a file from the list

Refresh Files List

The contents of the filesystem may change while you have the Files list open and the list might not be current. You can update the list by clicking refresh (refresh).

Show Hidden Files

By convention, a file whose name begins with a dot is a hidden file. It will not show up in various file lists by default. Click the eye icon with a slash (eye-slash) to include hidden files in the list; the icon changes to an eye (eye) without a slash. Click the eye icon to exclude hidden files.


files list showing hidden files

Hide Temporary Files

Processing some programs, notably LaTeX source (e.g. .tex files) causes temporary files to be generated. These can clutter your file list. Click the mask icon (mask) to toggle display of hidden files on or off.


files list filtered for “latex-sample”, temporary files masked


files list filtered for “latex-sample”, showing temporary files

Snapshot Backups

Click on the “life-ring Backup” button to switch to a directory containing consistent point-in-time backups of all your files. Use this in case you have deleted a whole set of files, or just want to restore them from a while ago.

Note: Snapshots are in a read-only file system. If you want to modify a file that resides in a snapshot, you will need to copy it into a writable part of your project first.