How do you use ARCHIE on the Internet?
Name: B Shumak
Date: Around 1993
Can someone tell me how to use ARCHIE on the Internet? I know
enough to get to the prompt archie>, but after that I do not know what to do
to have word searches performed etc. Thanks.
B Shumak, I am not quite sure where you are in the whole archie
process so here is a simple guide that I hope will help you:
1. Telnet to an archie server (you may have done that already).
2. login archie.
3. at this point you could type help to get that servers commands.
4. or you could type prog followed by a space and a filename.
5. at this point you could print this list from your telecom buffer or..
6. have it sent to you. To have the list mailed to you type mail followed by
your e-mail address.
7. when finished leave gracefully by typing exit.
All of this will tell you where a file is. If you do not know where the
nearest archie server is, then try these: archie.mcgill.ca or archie.ans.net
or archie.rutgers.edu and send e-mail to one to get the command list. Just
type help in the body of the message. I hope this helps.
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