Re: send help

Arthur Secret (
Wed, 29 Jun 94 12:09:18 +0200

On Tue, 28 Jun 1994, you (ASTS Ken Sall) wrote:
:> send help info

To join a list, send electronic mail to the robot

with the line

subscribe www-announce <your name>

for example to get onto the www-announce list.
Mailing lists are as follows, all

Anyone interested in WWW , its progress, new data sources, new
software releases. Previously called www-interest, and renamed
because of confusion. Please refrain from posting administrivia to
this list ! We want to keep it low volume, large membership.
Technical discussions of the HyperText Markup Language HTML and
HTMLPlus designs. Design discussions only, please, not newcommer
Technical discussion for those developing WWW software or with that
deep an interest. (Please keep this to WWW technical design only.
NOT general questions from non-developers, which should go to the
newsgroup, NOR for HTML topics which should goto www-html above.)
Discussion of gatewaying relational databases into WWW.
Technical discussion about WWW proxies, caching, and future

As well as ListProcessor requests that you will find below, you are able to
ask the following requests:

send <URL>
www <URL>
this will send you back the document you requested, with all
its hrefs, so that you may ask further requests.
(if the document is too large, you will get only its first 5 000 lines).
The url sent may contain the following characters:

rsend <return-path> <URL>
Same as "send", but you can specify a different return-path

deep <URL>
same as "send", but it will also send you the documents refered to
in the URL you mentioned.
(If the documents are too large, you will get only the first 5 000 lines
of what "deep" should provide)

source <URL>
Same as "send", but allows you to see the source of the document, so that you may use a nicer HTML browser
to read it

rsource <return-path> <URL>
Same as "source", but you can specify a different return-path

ListProcessor 6.0

Here is a brief description of some of the requests recognized by ListProcessor.
Everything appearing in [] below is optional; everything
appearing in <> is mandatory; all arguments are case insensitive. The vertical
bar ("|") is used as a logical OR operator between the arguments. Requests may
be abbreviated, but you must specify at least the first three characters.

Keep in mind that when referring to a <list>, that list may be of two kinds:
local or remote, unless otherwise noted. When referring to a local list, your
request will be immediately processed; when referring to a remote list (a list
served by another ListProcessor which this system knows about), your request
will be appropriately forwarded. Issue a 'lists' request to get a listing of all
local and known remote lists to this ListProcessor.

Recognized requests are:

help [topic]
Without arguments, this file. Otherwise get specific information on the
selected topic. Topics may also refer to requests. To learn more about this
system issue a 'help listproc' request. To get a listing of all available
topics, generate an error message by sending a bogus request like 'help me'.

set <list> [<option> <arg[s]>]
Without the optional arguments, get a list of all current settings for
the specified list. Otherwise change the option to a new value for that
list. Issue a 'help set' request for more information.

subscribe <list> <your name>
The only way to subscribe to a list.

unsubscribe <list>
signoff <list>
Two ways of removing yourself from the specified list.

Note: The ultimate way to unsubscribe seems to be to send a mail
with the body
(to get out of www-announce), and no signature file attached.

recipients <list>
review <list>
Get a listing of all non-concealed people subscribed to the specified list.

information <list>
Get information about the specified list.

Get a list of all local mailing lists that are served by this server, as well
as of all known remote lists.

index [archive | path-to-archive] [/password] [-all]
Get a list of files in the selected archive, or the master archive if no
archive was specified. If an archive is private, you have to provide its
password as well.

get <archive | path-to-archive> <file> [/password] [parts]
Get the requested file from the specified archive. Files are usually split in
parts locally, and in such a case you will receive the file in multiple email
messages -- an 'index' request tells you how many parts the file has been split
into, and their sizes; if you need to obtain certain parts, specify them as
optional arguments. If an archive is private, you have to provide its password
as well.

view <archive | path-to-archive>] [/password] [parts]
Same as "get" but in interactive mode justs catenates the file on the

search <archive | path-to-archive>] [/password] [-all] <pattern>
Search all files of the specified archive (and all of its subarchives if -all
is specified) for lines that match the pattern. The pattern can be an
egrep(1)-style regular expression with support for the following additional
operators: '~' (negation), '|' and '&' (logical OR and AND), '<' '>' (group
regular expressions). The pattern may be enclosed in single or double quotes.
Note: . matches any character including new line.

Get information about the current release of this ListProcessor system.

Get a listing of local mailing lists to which you have subscribed.



       Arthur Secret,       phone:(41-22) 767-37-55
Technical Student at CERN,   e-mail: