Every submission sent to this list is archived. Following are the commands
used to access the archive. Send Email to email@example.com
with the command in the Subject line or in the body of the message.
Tips by Henry M. Thomas,
0) Remember that Archive is case-sensitive.
1) Use the proper address for the Archive
2) title the Subject line of your email archive
3) turn off (or don't send) your email Signature if you have one
4) In the body of the email write
5) Send it. latest is a directory containing the latest 50 files. The ls
command returns you a list of the filenumbers of the current 50 files.
(currently in the 800's). so latest/862 is a filename.
6) Send a second email
get latest/862 or whatever filenumber you need
7) But you probaly want a batch. If you want more than 16, start the
body of the email with
archive maxfiles 35 or however many you want
then use Unix metacharacters to get more than one file. * matches any string.
? matches any single character. 's matches any single character shown in
get latest/* all 50
get latest/8[3-6]? all from 830 to 869
8) To search for text (e.g. the word color) in all the files in the
directory latest use egrep
egrep color latest/*
then use get to get the files you want.
This archive server knows the following commands:
get filename ...
ls directory ...
egrep case_insensitive_regular_expression filename ...
Aliases for 'get': send, sendme, getme, gimme, retrieve, mail
Aliases for 'ls': dir, directory, list, show
Aliases for 'egrep': search, grep, fgrep, find
Aliases for 'quit': exit
Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.
Multiple commands per mail are allowed.
Setting maxfiles to zero will remove the limit (to protect you against
yourself no more than maxfiles files will be returned per request).
Egrep supports most common flags.
If you append a non-standard signature, you should use the quit command
to prevent the archive server from interpreting the signature.
egrep some.word latest/*