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Name:  B Shumak
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
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.



Replies:
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.

Tom Buller


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