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  Copyright Robert Vasvari, 1993.

Working on remote documents

By double clicking on a file in the remote browser you can open a document.
The icon in the remote browser should show you what application this document
belongs to. If the document name extension is not claimed by any app on the
local machine, the default app is used. This app is set in the Global Preferences
Panel.  Executable files will also be open by the default app. This way, you can
use Edit to modify shell scripts on the remote host. 
Warning: Do not open large executables this way! They may take a long time
to open and may be totally unuseful to see binary data in the editor.

Once the document is opened, you can work on it just like if it was a local 
document. RBrowser monitors this document. If you save your work, RBrowser
will automatically save it back to the remote host, so you will have the impression
of actually working on the remote host. 
Keep in mind that it may take a little while (usually a couple of seconds) to save
back to the remote system, so do not save the document you are working on too
rapidly.

How do I decide what app my document is is going to be opened in?
On MACH, the OpenStep Workspace lets you define a default app for
each document type. This default app picked will open the remote document
for editing. 

These are the contents of the former NiCE NeXT User Group NeXTSTEP/OpenStep software archive, currently hosted by Marcel Waldvogel and Netfuture.ch.